Series: First Suburbs
On the Record

First Suburbs Symposium Presentation

Robert Puentes

This powerpoint by Robert Puentes tracks changes over time in America’s older, inner-ring “first” suburbs. The presentation, which accompanies the release of a Brookings report on first suburbs, highlights important indicators in order to test the hypothesis that these places look quite different than they did fifty years ago, and reinforces the point that the term “suburbs” is not sufficient to describe the wide range of experiences in the places outside of center cities.

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