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voter apathy remains biggest challenge in 2013 Los Angeles mayor's race

Dakota Smith
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Los Angeles Daily News

The current Democratic frontrunners - City Controller Wendy Greuel, City Council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry - all have similar viewpoints and stances, making it harder for voters to discern their differences, believes Joel Kotkin, a fellow at Chapman University in Orange.

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"Greenurbia is the suburbs of the future. The suburbs of the 1950s were bedroom communities for people who commuted into the city. Today, there’s much more employment in the suburbs, and the big change is the number of people working full-time or part-time at home. Having people commute from one computer screen to another doesn’t make sense."

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Kotkin has a striking ability to envision how global forces will shape daily family life, and his conclusions can be thought-provoking as well as counterintuitive. It's amazing there isn't more public discussion about the enormous changes ahead, and reassuring to have this talented thinker on the case. — Jennifer Ludden, NPR national desk correspondent

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