"Seattle’s population grew 2.8 percent in the year ending July 2013…The rise reflects a new urbanism that’s made places like Denver and Atlanta more appealing, especially for those who can’t afford a house or prefer pedestrian-friendly spaces to suburbs."
— I had to share this quote from a Bloomberg.com article about Seattle. It’s pretty cool to read the words “urbanism,” “pedestrian-friendly” and “Atlanta” in the same sentence in the national press.
"Prior to World War II, every city in America was built for easy walking and biking. In fact, the idea of living in a walkable place is nothing radical. What was radical was the program we undertook to build an entirely new type of human life…Americans have grown up fully immersed in the car culture, not knowing alternatives — and that’s a problem."
— Finding Freedom in the Walkable Neighborhood | This Big City, 7/7/2014
"I see us entering an era where distinctions between city and suburb will disappear. Suburbs will begin to look like cities physically, while cities will begin to look like suburbs demographically. Suburbs that stand to benefit in the upcoming era will be ones that urbanize, and attract a group that effectively repudiates the lifestyle of previous generations."
— It’s Getting Harder And Harder To Tell Cities And Suburbs Apart | Business Insider, 7/7/2014