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Young, White People Seem to Like Cities

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You only have to take a look around your corner coffee shop to know it's true, but a new demographic report tells us that "white flight" as we know it is over. The suburbs are trending old, poor, and ethnic, while urban centers are now the targets of "bright flight," where young and predominantly white adults seek "knowledge-based jobs, public transportation and a new city ambiance as an attraction." Meanwhile, the Brookings Institution, author of the report, sees a major "tipping point" in the shift: "The old concepts of suburbia ... are outdated and at odds with effective governance." [AP]