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The Elusive "Return to the City"

The Elusive “Return to the City”

Initial analyses of new 2010 census data show that the much-touted “return to the city” that has been greatly discussed in urban planning and policy circles may have yet to materialize.

This article, by noted free-market demographer and planner Wendell Cox, shows that most growth continues to occur in suburbs. The article may not be telling the full story, since the data are still coming out, and other analyses could show different trends at work. Nevertheless, an interesting read.

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