Cities outpacing suburbs

“People’s tastes are changing — walkability, transit, proximity to work, and housing choices are all high priorities — and it’s bringing them back to urban neighborhoods and walkable locations in suburbs as well. With demand for this type of housing growing, the next step is creating the right policies and investments to build even more of these dynamic places that are drawing people in.”

—Geoff Anderson, President & CEO of Smart Growth America, reacting to new census data showing that American cities are now growing faster than their suburbs. 

Certain things are almost ready to pop in downtown Stockton. Wish they’d been ready for the mayor’s State of the City Address, but they are not. Soon, though … if 50 years after the start of Stockton’s urban renovatin can be called “soon.”

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