Drivable sub-urbanism has been the dominant form of development in the past sixty years. But cities are thriving and Americans are looking for more housing options. According to The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream (published by Island Press, November 2007), empty nesters and Gen Xers are looking to live in lively, urban neighborhoods within easy walking distance of work, school, shopping and entertainment.
Facts from The Option of Urbanism:
The author, Christopher Leinberger, is coming here tomorrow to discuss this. What impact will this slow, but perceptable shift back toward cities have on SW Rochester?
I'll be at tonight's lecture, and I'll post more comments on this topic later.
I will be going to the Public Safety/ Thurston Rd. Street Watch meetings next month, and I strongly encourage more 19thWCA members to become active in our committees and activities, including the Public Safety Committee. Public safety is one of the key issues that is holding back the SW's potential to benefit from the trends toward urbanism.