La banlieue américaine se dépeuple de plus en plus en plus au profit des centre-villes et c'est une bonne chose.
This is part and parcel of what geographers identify as a "spatial fix," one of the central ways advanced economies rebound from economic crisis. The U.S. is in the earliest phases of this current spatial fix, which revolves around renewed development of urban space, particularly at the once neglected core. This is a reversal of the giant development mistake of industrial capitalism, which generated a built environment, and economic landscape that required decentralization and wasted space.
The city has become the key social and economic unit of today's economy, and its clustering and density the are the source of innovation, productivity improvement, and jobs. Urban centers across the country are drawing new businesses including high-tech start-ups.