Here’s a challenge to all the James Howard Kunstler supporters out there:
[Suburban] success revolves around many of the basics that William Levitt recognized as critical--affordable homes, good schools, nice parks and public safety. As long as suburbs continue to deliver them, the master developer’s legacy is likely to live on for another 60 years.
Those all strike me as sound reasons for suburban living. The familiar critiques of the suburbs--lack of diversity, blandness (especially of cuisine), and no culture--have much less force than they did a couple of decades ago. Which leaves the cost of transportation....
How high a price are we willing to pay for good schools and public safety? How long before we can confidently expect these "amenities" in densely populated areas?