Will Suburbs Become Slums?


Part of the promise of suburbia was its economic homogeneity.

Move to Levittown in the 1950s, say, and you would be surrounded by people just like you: middle class, gainfully employed, and generally on the way up. In fact, suburbs have often been criticized for separating people by social class, with isolated wealthy enclaves as the jackpot that upwardly mobile Americans aspired to.

Well, times have changed.