Is the Urban Growth Machine Slowing Down?

September 4, 2018

From the other side of the Hudson, James Hughes, Joseph Seneca and Will Irving from Rutger’s Bloustein School speculate on whether last year’s U.S. Census population estimates are a sign that the tide is turning back toward suburban growth.  The “Burbs” Bounce Back: “Trendlet” or “Dead Cat Bounce” contrast population growth from 2010 to 2016, when three-quarters of added population in the metropolitan region took place in the urbanized core and population in the outer ring of counties actually declined, with 2016-2017 when suburban counties accounted for 62% of population growth and looked much more like the postwar historical norm.

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