New Census data released Thursday shows that the annual rate of growth in American cities has now surpassed that of the suburbs for the first time in 20 years. Lawrence Levy, executive dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, joins us to discuss why that shift is occurring.
Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University talks about the Long Island races, and Mike Kelly, columnist at The Record of New Jersey, is watching four key races in New Jersey. Then Brian Mann, reporter and Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio reports from the New York State perspective, and John Dankowsky, news director at WNPR and host of Where We Live, discusses Connecticut.
Despite the bad rap that suburbs often get for being dull and sterile, more than half of Americans live there. As more people move to the suburbs, the demographics are changing. Urbanization, density, crime, and immigration are now defining factors of the 'burbs. We're joined by Robert Puentes, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program, and Larry Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. And we want to hear from you! What do you see as the good parts of the suburbs?»
Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, discusses the changing demographics on Long Island. Then Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano discuss the change in their communities and the policy implications of Long Island’s shifting demographics. At the end of the hour Suffolk Police Officer Lola Quesada, Ecuador native and community liaison to the Latino population in Suffolk County, talks about the changes in the Suffolk Hispanic community and her work with that population.
It's not just New Jersey that has a big gubernatorial election today. Robert McCartney, metropolitan ...