HUFFINGTON POST: 1950s Videos Shows What ‘Normal’ Town Life Was Like Before Big Box Stores
By Brie Dyas (featuring corresponding “Huff Post Live” content)
What effects have the “big box,” “one-stop-shop” stores had on our towns and communities? How has Main Street changed since the 1950s? In this Huff Post Live” segment, Ricky Camilleri, Brie Dyas, and other Huff Post editors share their thoughts on a 1952 documentary on small towns in the 50s.
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THE ATLANTIC: Heartbreaking Photos of Lonely Rowhouses
By Mark Byrnes, September 2013
The rowhouse is a signature of Baltimore architecture. In this article, Atlantic Associate Editor Mark Byrnes talks with photographer Ben Marcin about his collection of photographs of row houses that now stand alone. Marcin’s work includes photographs of houses in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and cities in New Jersey. In many cases, these structures stand as symbols of our economic moment.
Byrnes also writes briefly about the $22 million the City of Baltimore plans to spend to tear down nearly 1500 abandon houses that have become markers of “urban neglect.”
"One resident tells the Sun, ‘We just don’t want a lot of tracts of vacant land like Detroit.’”
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(Photo taken from theatlanticcities.com)
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WASHINGTON POST: Middleburg prepares for a posh newcomer
by Caitlin Gibson, August 2013
"In a community of less than 700 people, the arrival of what’s widely reported to be a $130 million luxury complex, designed to lure high-end leisure lovers and corporate power players, has drawn a range of strong reactions."
"When Johnson purchased the 340-acre property in 2002 and announced her plans to build a five-star inn and spa, the Middleburg community was split between those who questioned the project and those who welcomed it: Would the development forever alter a cherished way of life in the historic, close-knit town? Or would it offer a needed economic boon?"
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LEARN MORE about Middleburg, VA here.
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Leigh Gallagher, an assistant managing editor of Fortune magazine, is the author of "The End of the Suburbs: Where The American Dream is Moving" which chronicles the growing trend of Americans leaving the suburbs for homes in more urban settings- arguably marking the end of the traditional American dream as we know it.
“It’s not just about moving back to the city, it’s not like everyone wants to live in a New York City skyscraper,” said Gallagher. “People want to be in communities that are livelier, where they can get to know their neighbors more.”
Read Tod Robberson’s DALLAS NEWS interview with Gallagher here.
Listen to the MARKETPLACE.ORG interview with Gallagher here.
@1 year ago
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SLATE: "Capturing the Suburban Dream"
By David Rosenberg, July 2013
"Disillusioned with her own life in the Silicon Valley suburbs, photographer Beth Yarnelle Edwards set out to document family life in that region of California in 1997 for a series she titled ‘Suburban Dreams.’ In 2003, after working on the series for five years, Edwards was invited to do similar projects across Europe. She recently had an exhibition of her work at the Oakland Museum of California for six months."
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