America’s surburban future

February 15th, 2010

Unlike much of the west,  America's population is certainly growing.  But will the demographic makeup of this growth be good for America?  Social thinker Joel Kotkin thinks so.  In his new book The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050 he says that in 40 years even more Americans will move to new suburbs and will be less reliant on cities. His arguments run counter to the views of the New Urbanists and people like Richard Florida.  Is Kotkin's vision really a view of the continued Walmartiation of America?

My conversation with Joel Kotkin:

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