Salon has excerpted Leigh Gallagher's book about the decline of U.S. suburbs. Gallagher contends that the glory days of the American suburbs have all but ended, and that problems commonly associated with urban America have emerged in suburbia, in particular a significant rise in suburban poverty.
The Article is linked below.
Salon: American Suburbs Dying?
"But while many cities have been benefiting from an influx of wealth, the suburbs have been suffering a rise in poverty. From 2000 to 2010, the number of poor in the suburbs or the nation’s largest metro areas grew by 53 percent to a record 15.3 million. And while poverty has increased in cities as well, the growth rate in the number of poor living in the suburbs was more than twice that in cities during the decade—and the suburbs are now home to the largest and fastest-growing poor population in the country."
---Leigh Gallagher, Salon