suburbs rule

Duke: The lights are growing dim Otto. I know a life of crime has led me to this sorry fate, and yet, I blame society. Society made me what I am. Otto: That’s bullshit. You’re a white suburban punk just like me. Duke: Yeah, but it still hurts.

Repo Man is really underrated.

Radiant City

From Radiant City: A Documentary About Suburban Sprawl:

“people who live in suburbia know backwards and forwards the critique of suburbia, yet they still live live in the suburbs”

Exactly. People are aware of the problems with the suburb housing choice, but make the choice anyway because it is a rational decision given their options. […]

Suburban Kids w/ Biblical Names

This clever tool brings some quantification to walkability competition, and there’s some good comments at City Comforts about the application and how different cities score.

Above are the stats for my childhood home in Bakersfield, CA. Unsurprisingly, given its slightly-better-than-suburb-but-not-much status, its performance is mediocre. If the metric took into account design, B-town would […]