Skip to content

Desperate Housewife Territory

We've always been interested in urban sprawl, the emptiness of suburban life, and the potential for downtown urban revival. According to this article from Architecture Magazine, there is no downtown urban revival, so we better start helping the suburbs develop into something more than sprawling developments that feature desperation and isolation from others. Here's an excerpt:

“To many urbanists, the rise of suburbia represents the death-knell of the city. Yet if the traditional city has lost its once overpowering relevance, it still has much to teach the suburbs. Sprawl has given people and families a strategy for adapting to urban dysfunction–antibusiness governments, unworkable schools, lack of green space–but it has not always addressed other issues adequately, notably the need for community, identity, sacred space, and a closer relation between workplace and home life.”