Mortgage Meltdown and the Future of Suburbia

Death of the Fringe Suburb
Christopher B. Leinberger | New York Times
November 25, 2011
This Op-Ed piece describes the confluence of empty nesters downsizing and millenials who favor urban downtowns increasing the demand for housing in walkable neighborhoods. He suggests that we should be investing in carless transit options.

To Rethink Sprawl, Start with Offices
Louise A. Mozingo | New York Times
November 25, 2011
This Op-Ed piece discusses the unsustainable suburban office complexes. The author suggests that suburban jurisdictions should demand transit links to the adjacent residential developments – not just plentiful parking. Likewise, some corporations will re-occupy the city centers they abandoned several generations ago.

Animal McMansion: Students Trade Dorm for Suburban Luxury
Patricia Leigh Brown | New York Times
November 12, 2011
The downturn in the real estate market in Merced, Calif., has presented an unusual housing opportunity for thousands of students attending the University of California.

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