Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Suburbs are Here to Stay, but

Providing a very brief response to the article “Derided no more, suburban life is turning serious.” I feel planners have taken the challenges provided by suburbs seriously for quite some time. Suburbs are serious, they create a serious problem for resources and many urban planners understand the detriment related to suburban style development. Although, university programs may focus more on the urban versus ex-urban development, all planning is related. Robert Lang, a University Nevada-Las Vegas sociology professor said "The United States is the first suburban nation" and "in the end, these are the places ... where we are going to live, no matter what." Suburbs are here to stay, but do they have to be so unsustainable?