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Downtown, Things Will Be Great When You're Downtown

CNN wonders: "Is America's suburban dream collapsing into a nightmare?" By which, one assumes, they mean, oh, Frisclosure? Because mentioned in the piece is downtown Dallas's revitalization, courtesy Schutze's pal and New Urbanism prophet Christopher Leinberger, who says folks no longer want to live miles away from their jobs. He tells CNN that "the American dream is absolutely changing." And:

This change can be witnessed in places like Atlanta, Georgia, Detroit, Michigan, and Dallas, Texas, said Leinberger, where once rundown downtowns are being revitalized by well-educated, young professionals who have no desire to live in a detached single family home typical of a suburbia where life is often centered around long commutes and cars.

For years, I just slept in my office. Saved a whole mess of time and money. --Robert Wilonsky

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