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Cityscape: Volume 15 Number 3 | Article 11


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Rental Assistance and Crime

Volume 15, Number 3

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

The Transportation Transformation of Our Cities Will Be More Important Than Density Changes

Marlon G. Boarnet
University of Southern California

This article addresses the following point of contention: “In 40 years, the average person will live closer to her neighbors and farther from the ground than she does today.”

In 40 years, U.S. metropolitan areas will be less dense and less automobile oriented. The transportation transformation of our cities, already well under way, will be more important to future urban policy than any measure of average metropolitan density.

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