I wrote this a few days ago and forgot about it. It’s interesting in light of the video Mighk just posted.
In Tuesday’s New York Times, David Brooks took aim at the dreams of urban planners. In I Dream of Denver, he says (among other things):
…Americans still want to move outward. City dwellers are least happy with where they live, and cities are one of the least popular places to live. Only 52 percent of urbanites rate their communities “excellent” or “very good,” compared with 68 percent of suburbanites and 71 percent of the people who live in rural America.
He also takes a poke at Orlando’s lack of scenery, while saying it’s one of the top cities people want to move to.
What’s your reaction to the Pew research findings?
For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else