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Old 03-24-2014, 10:14 AM
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Originally Posted by goofy328 View Post
Most growing areas, and even a few rust belt areas, already have suburbs with density equal or greater than the city. For example Lakewood is denser than Cleveland. Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland are on pace to become even more dense than DC. Parts of New Jersey are denser than NYC. Virginia Beach wants a higher density than Norfolk. Atlanta's growth continues to be in the surrounding counties, although there are some interesting infill projects going on.

What remains to be seen is what happens to the 90% or more of American suburbs that exist in low density areas over the next 10, 20 years. Same for ghetto suburban areas. How do they continue to grow with the reverse migration we've seen over the last few decades.
Density and urbanity are not necessarily the same thing. One can have a very dense suburban model that doesn't offer the experience of an urban area. Other suburban models may in fact have their own urbanized areas.
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