Glenn Reynolds talks with Joel Kotkin about how people still like the suburbs. Kotkin mentions the class angle, how rich liberals don’t like the suburbs. They don’t say anything about blacks, of course; but they do mention Asian immigrants taking over cheap suburbs. This is better than being around blacks but still not socially ideal for white kids.
Kotkin mentions that downtown office building developers don’t like the idea of telecommuting, and that light rail lines help developers build new projects alongside them. Urban real estate developers are the basic power source behind left-wing city politics.