Reclaiming Suburbia

May 19, 2002

Listen to the experts and they’ll tell you the suburbs are boring, stifling places to live, full of bad architecture.  Well, more than half of all Americans now live in suburbia.  Can so many people be wrong?  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, a defense of suburbs.  Also, playwright Eric Bogosian’s new novel about shopping malls.

  1. Tom Martinson on the Defense of Suburbia

    City planner and urban historian Tom Martinson tells Steve Paulson why the suburbs are a great place to live.

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  2. Joel Kotkin on the Geography of Cyberspace

    Joel Kotkin tells Anne Strainchamps how the power of e-commerce is changing where and how we live.  He says that knowledge workers choose to live in nerdistans and valhallas.

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  3. Eric Bogosian on Shopping Malls

    Playwright and actor Eric Bogosian has written a novel, “Mall.”  It’s a satire about the suburbs involving the activities of several unappealing characters who interact at the local mall.

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  4. Ken Reardon on East St. Louis

    Ken Reardon now teaches city and regional planning at Cornell, and was one of the founders of the East St. Louis Action Research Project.

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