Posted by: apal1528 | 08/31/2011

Andrew’s Dig: The Next Slum?

–“For 60 years, Americans have pushed steadily into the suburbs, transforming the landscape and (until recently) leaving cities behind. But today the pendulum is swinging back toward urban living, and there are many reasons to believe this swing will continue” .. “These days, when Hollywood wants to portray soullessness, despair, or moral decay, it often looks to the suburbs—as The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives attest—for inspiration” ….. (The Atlantic)

— “Should Every Restaurant Have A Farm? No. But, It’s Not A Bad Idea” … “Meet George Weld, the owner/chef of Egg, a friendly, neighborhood restaurant in Brooklyn, New York focusing on farm-to-table southern cuisine”.  (Huffington Post)

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–“The suburb might not be dead yet. But it’s very ill indeed” … Some startling facts about the Puget Sound economy and some fascinating predictions about the future of cities. (Crosscut)

— “How Seattle grew itself a new ‘downtown'” Pretty interesting stuff. (Crosscut)

Image: Tony Cyphert SPUR/ Flickr

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