Comment 78574

By Weyland (anonymous) | Posted June 16, 2012 at 13:28:47

Suburbia is changing as well, though. It's not just new urbanists who have access to theory. (And "cities", in that analogy, is not strictly synonymous with "downtown," I don't think. Moreover, cities are more attuned to the energy of the young, and if you consider what was actually on offer in our parents' day, the choice may have been half-made for them.) Though I agree with you in large part, there are always variables. We once watched TV in real time and have access to discussed it in person. Now we stream TV shows on our computers or glut on DVD box sets and talk about them through social media. We once gathered around huge vacuum-tube filled radios; now we have satellite and interet feeds to any device able to pluck a signal from the air. Cars have not evolved, but that's not to say they won't. If nobody comes up with a cheaper, cleaner version of petrochem-fuelled internal combustion engines, or a hydrogen fuel cell...

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