Thursday, May 16, 2013

Suburban Chic

Tuesday post for Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: Suburban brownfields are the new greenfields.

Subject Article: "In Poor Margins of Paris, New Recipe for Success Is Local."

Other Links: 1. "Cleveland's old Slovenian neighborhood eyes a popup revival."
2. "Our Story."
3. "Rust Belt Reboot Has Downtown Cleveland Rocking."
4. "Rust Belt Chic Paris."

Postscript: The "Soft City" has moved from London to the suburbs of Seattle. Whereas the urban environment has been suburbanized. The loss of the romantic Soft City ideal is lamented. If you want the urban frontier, you'll find it in places such as Lakewood.

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