The ascendance of cities has become something of an axiom recently: we’re told that everyone is moving to the city — it’s the place to live. But a recent article by Jed Kolko based on American census data suggests otherwise: not only are suburbs still growing faster than cities, but the kinds of demographic growth that cities are seeing is a bit unbalanced.
Jed crunched the numbers and found that cities are indeed growing: they’re growing whiter, richer and older. Not quite the bold new urban future we were promised. Read his fascinating article here.