Charles’s experience living in London as a child in the 1960’s and an adult in the 1980’s, and Robert’s visit in 2002.
Charles’s experiences in New York in the 1980’s and that era in film.
The Brownstones of New York and Boston.
Mass transit systems.
The demographic transformations of London, New York, and Los Angeles.
How mass immigration has led to an increase in the demand for housing in cities.
Robert’s recent trip to San Francisco.
Chicago’s grid pattern.
The revitalization of downtown Los Angeles.
How Whites are moving back to cities while non-Whites are moving to suburbs.
How single family homes are being replaced by apartments.
Why Charles’s views the single family home as the ideal for autonomy of living.
How the increase in apartment living coincides with the decline of families.
Whether the key issue is density itself or the quality of architecture.
The appeal of urban living and why people are willing to sacrifice living space for that lifestyle.
The New Urbanist movement which seeks to recreate walkable communities