Excellent BEST & BRIGHTEST TKC READER suggestion offers a glimpse at new economic reality as rising global economic disparity, new tech, plague, and cultural trends transform American life beyond the consumerist vision that sparked suburban growth.
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Michael Duva for Getty. A new book documents the "retrofitting" of obsolete suburban malls, box stores, office parks, parking lots, motels, and more. Last summer, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, then Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, co-bylined an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal promising to "protect America's suburbs," describing how they reversed policies that would allow for the creation of denser living structures in areas zoned only for single-family homes.