UM: Urban Planning

The New York Times published an op-ed piece by Christopher B. Leinberger, a professor of practice in urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan, who writes about the negative impact of America’s “suburban fringe”: “For too long, we over-invested in the wrong places. Those [suburban] retail centers and subdivisions will never be worth what they cost to build. We have to stop throwing good money after bad. It is time to instead build what the market wants: mixed-income, walkable cities and suburbs that will support the knowledge economy, promote environmental sustainability and create jobs.” [Source]