The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City

Alan Ehrenhalt


Eye-opening and punctiliously attractive, this can be an indispensible examine American urban/suburban society and its future.
 
In The nice Inversion, Alan Ehrenhalt, one in all our prime urbanologists, unearths how the jobs of America’s towns and suburbs are altering places—young adults and prosperous retirees relocating in, whereas immigrants and the fewer prosperous are relocating out—and addresses the consequences of those shifts for the way forward for our society.
 
Ehrenhalt indicates us how the economic canyons of reduce big apple have gotten residential neighborhoods, and the way mass transit has revitalized inner-city groups in Chicago and Brooklyn. He explains why car-dominated towns like Phoenix and Charlotte have sought to construct twenty-first-century downtowns from scratch, whereas sprawling postwar suburbs are searching for to draw children with their very own kind of urbanized experience.

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