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The Decline of Suburbia

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For more than 50 years, Americans were drawn to the suburbs, with their sylvan promises of easy living. Owning your own home with a car in the driveway and piece of lawn was seen as central to the American dream. But the latest census numbers show a reverse migration into the cities. Real estate is more valuable there, and even big box retailers are setting up shop downtown. Is this just a Sex and the City trend or is it really goodbye for good to Ozzie and Harriet?

Credits

Guests:
Leigh Gallagher - author - @leighgallagher, Sam Staley - Florida State University - @samrstaley, Elizabeth Kneebone - Brookings Institute - @ekneebone, Kathy Knapp - University of Connecticut

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Christian Bordal, Sonata Lee Narcisse