In case you missed it– yesterday, Kojo Nnamdi spent an hour talking to Robert Puentes of The Brookings Institution and John McIlwain of the Urban Land Institute about “Growth and Change in Greater Washington”:
Census data are confirming what Washingtonians already know: Our region is booming, with the suburbs becoming more urban and the city luring residents who once fled the metropolis. We’ll explore the trends behind the data and how we should be responding to maintain a high quality of life in both the city and the suburbs.
The thoughtful trio discussed issues that would be of extreme interest to DCentric readers, including:
- Diversity without integration
- How D.C.’s height limit limits D.C. (taller buildings accommodate more people, increase tax base)
- Complaints from the ‘burbs about Hispanic immigrants who are renters, with multiple people in one home
- How the 30-year, fixed mortgage built the suburbs
- Whether Generation Y will be able to afford homes– could it lead to a major shift in home ownership nationally?
Interesting, right? Go here, to listen at your leisure.