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Jonathan Ellis
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Argus Leader

Kotkin’s research found that younger families are moving away from “mega cities” to small and mid-sized cities in the Great Plains. Commutes are shorter, the cost of living lower and the quality of life better.

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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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