Are teenagers part of the reason why malls are dying? John McDuling writing for Atlantic Cities looks at Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual study into teen behavior in American Teens Don't Hang Out at Malls Anymore.
Who is responsible for gentrification and who has the right to criticize? A.O. Scott's article, Whose Brooklyn Is It, Anyway?, looks at media representations and gentrification--specifically in Brooklyn in response to Spike Lee's well publicized rant.
Not just blue and red or purple states--the politics of metro areas within states. Richard Florida analyzes sprawl in metro areas and the relationship to conservative politics in America's Most Sprawling Cities Are Also the Most Republican.