The Decline And Fall Of Suburbia

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As Arch Daily notes, for decades the suburbs and the American Dream went hand-in-hand but the age-of-sprawl is ending; people are leaving the suburbs and once again flocking to cities in search of a better way of life. Whether Suburbia can be saved or not, this useful infographic looks at the key factors (from Poverty to Transportation costs to Generation Y's preferences) with a view to reinventing Suburbia as a sustainable alternative to urban life.

(h/t Greg Fielding)

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Mon, 04/30/2012 - 22:37 | 2387255 Caviar Emptor
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"They threaten our way of life" - Irony: the threat came from within. 

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 22:42 | 2387271 knukles
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As did the destruction.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 22:53 | 2387294 The Big Ching-aso
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Great.   All those suburbo Stepford Wives will be moving back into decaying cities.  

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 23:03 | 2387322 Caviar Emptor
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Think again.

‘Made’ in China: The Millennials Look East for Jobs

 http://globalspin.blogs.time.com/2012/04/30/made-in-china-the-millennials-look-east-for-jobs/#ixzz1taEaAeqO

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 23:16 | 2387339 The Big Ching-aso
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We can't all become Jim Rogers'.  Me thinks pretty soon round-eyes are gonna get booted the way we're pissing off everybody that even begins to look semi-Chinese.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 00:16 | 2387392 Ahmeexnal
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Apple Inc. preparing for nationwide riots:

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/04/30/apple-temporarily-closing-some-u-s-s...

Apple closed a number of U.S. retail stores last week, and is closing another half dozen more this week for undisclosed renovations. All of the stores closing are street-level locations and the most likely reason is to retrofit the stores with Apple's new security grate system.

 

False flag attack imminent in Chicago, as evacuation plans are leaked:

http://www.prisonplanet.com/nato-summit-in-chicago-set-to-be-martial-law...

 

UK in freefall collapse:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2137618/70-firms-folding-day-ban...

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 01:05 | 2387465 Uber Vandal
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 02:02 | 2387497 AldousHuxley
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suburbs are falling out for now.

 

the next ponzi level of American youth can't afford them yet.

No Job,  Student loans means delayed marriage, child raising and suburbian home. #1 need for suburb is for good school districts.

 

But suburb home is a requirement in US if you want non-inner city schools filled with gangster blacks and illegals and don't want to fork over $35,000/year after tax income for private school for 2 kids.

 

But America is becoming stagnant like Europe. Kid will simply inherit their parents homes and position in life then raise their family there. at least one kid will be lucky.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 03:09 | 2387525 TwoShortPlanks
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The answer is simple; home prices will continue to fall until a true clearing price is found...and if the next Gen is too poor, then the clearing price will be lower...and since the single greatest asset of the middle class is home ownership, then it's middle class extinction; bye-bye McMansions!

Gen Y are the most illequiped generation to tackle the most difficult period in modern history. They will not [cannot] rise to the challenge collectively. 90% of Gen Y will be poor, large percentages of Gen Y will run back to Mum and Dad's basement to play Counter Strike and Guitar Hero all night long, leaving a glut of unoccupied homes on the market. Rental prices will maintain or contract and property prices will continue to decline until/unless Gen Z come of age (Gen Z being far more savy).

I say, kill Gen Y before they kill us!

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 03:20 | 2387545 Seer
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Home prices are one thing, energy another.  It's the later that will control what happens.  I'm not betting that energy will become cheap again.

The overwhelming majority of humans live in multi-generational facilities/homes their entire lives.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 07:05 | 2387632 j0nx
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I wouldn't count gen y out just yet. The ones I know have all been pretty good kids. They have just been raised in an age of socialism where political correctness and multi-culturalism was shoved down their throats. Once they shed those two ideas as unworkable then they will rise to the occasion.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 07:23 | 2387656 PirdOfBrey
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Presumably by "rise to the occasion" you mean "start consuming unsustainably"?

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 09:24 | 2387859 JimBowie1958
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Orrr,....maybe he means that they will just start to think for themselves, dude.

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 06:15 | 2390501 matrix2012
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Orrr,....maybe he means that they should clean up all the burdens!!! "survival of the fittest"

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:18 | 2387719 False Capital
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I would say a lot of them already have. Ron Paul is most popular in that age group. The Internet Reformation is here, and Gen Y are the most internet savvy.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 14:45 | 2388872 msamour
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Half the GenX'ers I know already do that. Heck, I live with my brother, and my mother because we save on rent and expenses that way. Do I like it, no, but that is how it works now. After a collapse of anykind, you want to be near your family anyways. Not many people will make it Mad max style.

You are about one generation too late.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 06:47 | 2387619 AnAnonymous
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But America is becoming stagnant like Europe. Kid will simply inherit their parents homes and position in life then raise their family there. at least one kid will be lucky.
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Actually, social mobility is better in Europe than in the US (see this site for articles)

But the point was about a possible new ethnic cleansing going on in the US.

It is somehow preposterous to think that in case of inner city growing favouring for US citizen indo europeans living in the US, they will not push away blacks, latinos and the rest to take the place.

US citizen nature at work.

Who knows, maybe, in a few decades, all those surburb areas will be inhabit by negroes, latinos and the rest while density of energy forcing the deal, inner cities, the new compound of activity center, will be home to Indo Europeans.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 07:02 | 2387629 TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous said:

Actually, social mobility is better in Europe than in the US (see this site for articles)

Yes, and that's because the middle class is king in US of A, right?

But the point was about a possible new ethnic cleansing going on in the US.

I don't think that's the point at all. Nevertheless, since yesterday was "praise US citizenism day" for you, it is not a surprise that you make today "condemn US sitizenism day". Very Chinese citizenism flip-floppish.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/goose-stepping-hitler-ites-threaten-greece...

 

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:02 | 2387693 Chuck Walla
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Suburbs only exist due to cheap gasoline. Its hard to live on a shit job in LA while living out in Riverside when gas is $5+.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 09:31 | 2387869 roadhazard
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High gas, cheap labor and no equity. Goodbye America.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 09:21 | 2387854 JimBowie1958
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But suburb home is a requirement in US if you want non-inner city schools filled with gangster blacks and illegals and don't want to fork over $35,000/year after tax income for private school for 2 kids.

No wories; the feds have been pumping out economic subclass people with high crime rates and thuggery to the suburbs for the last fifteen years now or so.

You cant escape it anywhere.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 06:32 | 2387602 rufusbird
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RE: Troops in the neighborhood article link...

tried above link at 3:30 am us time. Got this message...

"The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later."

Kind of surprised to get this in the middle of the night. Interesting.

Found the same article somewhere else...

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1854208/pg1

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 23:17 | 2387349 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Those Millennials are going to be disappointed when no one in China hires them.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 06:54 | 2387623 AnAnonymous
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Those Millennials are going to be disappointed when no one in China hires them.
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I checked the article in case but deep inside, I knew the answer already.

The article speaks about Asia which is not sumed up to China.

First pic, an indo european girl working in South Korea.

It was obvious that US citizens have been triggering a new wave of colonization.

Good luck to the locals as US citizens will want the best the country can offer to them and will speed up the spread of US citizenism all around.

It is the way it is.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 07:11 | 2387640 TheFourthStooge-ing
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AnAnonymous said:

I checked the article in case but deep inside, I knew the answer already.

You always do, don't you? But hey, Chinese citizenism Zhou Enlaiism always knows.

The article speaks about Asia which is not sumed up to China.

Not yet, anyway, not until the Great Blobbing Up Forward of Chinese citizenism has subsumed all of Asia. Chinese citizenism up-blobbery is Sun Yat-sensational.

First pic, an indo european girl working in South Korea.

...working for a blobbed up Chinese citizenism enterprise.

It was obvious that US citizens have been triggering a new wave of colonization.

It is obvious that proper Chinese citizenism doctrine is to blame a blobbing up Chinese citizenism colonization of British Columbia on US citizenism.

Very convenient, if one buys the story being sold here...

 

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 02:59 | 2387530 Troy Ounce
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American wives are lousy maids.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 07:10 | 2387636 j0nx
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American wives are lousy wives. Fixed.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 07:30 | 2387658 ihedgemyhedges
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Let me combo those two posts: If husbands laid the maid, the wives grab knives.  Lil' poetry needed methinks......

On a note of truth, my two best friends are docs.  Their wives are "stay at home moms."  One has 3 young kids, one has two.  BOTH of their wives have a nanny, a housekeeper and a lady who cooks meals twice per week.  "Stay at home?"  MY ASS.  They eat lunch at the country club, play tennis, shop at their favorite boutique stores, hold "book clubs" (where they bitch about their husbands I'm sure while sipping Chardonnay), etc etc.  And at night, they still claim to be "exhausted" from their day.  One of my friends called BS on his wife about a year ago after taking over the checking account and seeing where the money was going.  Let's just say the amount of ass he gets now has decreased...........

You wanna know why our children are becoming more spoiled and spoiled and get pissed off when they don't get the new iPad on the day it comes out?????????????  Wanna know why more and more and more docs/successful biz owners are getting divorced???  EZ.  Women become spoiled, children become spoiled, men wake up to it all, their princess has to become a PRODUCTIVE part of the household, and they then hold contempt against their husband for asking them to do their part.

The suburbs are just as big of a disaster for the family as are the urban areas........too many princesses, not enough teammates.......

Oh, divorce papers are pending on one of my friends.........she's gonna take half his shit, custody of the kids and then go look for the next sucker.......I told him that when it's done he needs to find a woman half his age and train her right.....but I didn't say anything about marrying her........

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 07:42 | 2387677 j0nx
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Agreed. I used to date a woman who is now married to a lawyer and I am a friend of hers on facebook. She lives in a very ritzy neighborhood in a nice house, has two kids and is a stay at home mom. She has a nanny too. One day she went on a facebook rant about how her husband doesn't want to help with the kids when he gets home at night. The week before she was complaining that he works 7 days a week, 12+ hours a day. He's a fucking real estate lawyer and his business is booming. The poor guy's health is precarious, he's fat as a hog now and basically looks like shit from the stress. I told her on facebook that he's probably too tired to help at night after working 70+ hours a week supporting her and the kids and paying for the nanny to do her fucking job. Oh boy all the hens came out of the woodwork then to bark at me. Needless to say I unfriended her dumb ass after that. Tired of hearing her bitch about her husband on a public forum after he works his ass off to support her and the kids. I'm 'thinking' about getting married soon because my fiance is pregnant with our first child. I love her to death but she's about as least domesticated as you can get. She doesn't cook or clean, shows no initiative to do either and basically I think if it weren't for me then we'd be ordering takeout every night and living in filth. I told her unequivocally that if she stays at home then her job is to take care of the baby and the house and that my ass is going to be PISSED if I come home and that shit isn't done. I'm basically a great guy who is a good provider, good natured and funny but you want to see me pissed is when I come home and the kid is crawling around with a soiled diaper in a dirty home with no food on the table and you're a stay at home caregiver.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:04 | 2387695 Momauguin Joe
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DON'T DO IT!  Seriously. The bitch thinks she has you by the balls now being pregnant. If she doesn't do anything to impress you now, just wait until you're married.  Remember Schopenhauer's warning and take heed.

 http://www.heretical.com/miscella/onwomen.html

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:21 | 2387720 ihedgemyhedges
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Concur.  Love the child, pay child support.  Although the trap has been baited, you haven't been caught yet.  But if you say "I do", when that piece of paper is filed at the courthouse, the game changes...............Same thing happened to my brother.  Lasted 17 months.............

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 18:50 | 2392445 Sokhmate
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I so fucking second Momauguin Joe's DON'T DO IT, so fucking much. If you are insane enough to get legally married, get an airtight, bunker-grade prenuptial agreement that in case of divorce you get to keep your wealth. Blink, and raped you will be. The dopamine-, oxytocin-, and other hormonalShit-induced euphoria will die off in as little as one year.

I am thinking about getting my amygdala rooted and getting it replaced with a gummybear.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:31 | 2388283 kekekekekekeke
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I hope to God she doesn't marry you

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 14:54 | 2388907 msamour
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Yeah man, I've seen it many times. I would cut my loses now, and deal with a angry kid in about 10 years or so. There is no point you being miserable your entire life because of a deadbeat woman. It's not worth it. Women in North America are now tainted with all the poison from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's. They have become addicted to finding men to take care of them, and not lifting a finger. Cut off the wound before it festers. My .002$!

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 18:30 | 2389548 Cathartes Aura
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omg dudes!! you know the answer to this, why suffer!!

get yerself a third world woman to be your maid & sex slave!! there are so many queuing up for the privilege of being your personal keeper!!

dudes here talk about it all the time, learn from their wisdom - if you want a maid, and want to fuck her - get one who's in the market for you!!

*doh*

 

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 11:32 | 2388290 kekekekekekeke
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you angry neckbeards are something else, no wonder you can't land anyone decent

 

cooking/cleaning/working/being an awesome lover is cake to me but I'm not going to waste it on some loser ingrate

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 14:56 | 2388909 msamour
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Please don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out...

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 06:00 | 2387594 onthesquare
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oversold

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:46 | 2387772 midtowng
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Fuck suburbs

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 22:37 | 2387259 Spastica Rex
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Cool. How would suburbs be "retrofitted?"

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 22:51 | 2387291 Agent P
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Build skyscrapers and turn them into cities.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 22:57 | 2387306 The Big Ching-aso
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Hey just what we need.   More rats jammed together in the nuthouse squirrel cage.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 23:43 | 2387389 Ahmeexnal
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FEMA camps.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 02:15 | 2387505 AldousHuxley
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FEMA camps = parking lot at Walmart.

 

distribution logistics is already taken care of and Walmart has inventory of food stuff that will stay preserved for years.

 

But I hear it in the streets that Dollar General is the new Walmart.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 22:56 | 2387301 spanish inquisition
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Like they were in the cities. Well designed McMansions will become Mc Duplexes and McTriplexes.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 00:31 | 2387412 The Big Ching-aso
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Ex-surburbanites in droves moving to the big cities in big Suburbans.   It's gonna be just swell.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 07:32 | 2387666 Backspin
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Of course, they'll move in droves.  It couldn't possibly be gradual.  And of course they will all drive suburbans.  Makes perfect sense.

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:44 | 2388106 The Big Ching-aso
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It's called exagerated sarcasm vs underated sarcasm which still equals sarcasm. 

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 03:18 | 2387544 TwoShortPlanks
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@Spanish...I reckon you've got something there!

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 08:16 | 2387717 GOSPLAN HERO
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McBoarding house.

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