Monday, August 5, 2013

San Diego, Los Angeles or Eastvale?

   How do urban areas change when more families live outside them than in? In the article Eastvale, CA: Suburban Charm Trumps Urban Convienience,  author Joel Kotskin explains why people are flocking to a new area just outside the big city. The reasons are nothing new, the cost of living is cheaper, you can buy bigger houses, there are more parks. The implications for development, community planning, cultural identity, and urban preservation are interesting things to consider. How does an area that is almost entirely residential support itself when it runs out of room to develop? Eastvale is an interesting place to study because it went from mostly cattle ranches to over 50,000 people in just over a decade.