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Are Suburbs the Next Slums?

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That's the question posted (no, seriously) by a recent article in The Atlantic. Given alarming foreclosure rates, the surplus in large-lot homes, and trends leaning toward urban living, among other factors, some fear that
"many low-density suburbs and McMansion subdivisions, including some that are lovely and affluent today, may become what inner cities became in the 1960s and ’70s—slums characterized by poverty, crime, and decay." Walnut Creek, brace. [The Atlantic Monthly Matrix]