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« on: April 02, 2015, 11:44:12 am »

They are often at least no more Democratic than the surrounding areas. Any ideas why? I suspect it's that they often are quite expensive to live in....and also serve as an alternative to people who want the convenience of urban living without having to live in a real urban environment.
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 12:05:40 pm »

Who can afford to live in a new, artificial, immaculately planned development? For that matter, who wants to?

You might find this article instructive (unfortunately the actual paper is gated):

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I am reminded of Zizek's commentary on Starbucks but I'll leave explicating that connection to others.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 12:34:41 pm »

They are often at least no more Democratic than the surrounding areas. Any ideas why? I suspect it's that they often are quite expensive to live in....and also serve as an alternative to people who want the convenience of urban living without having to live in a real urban environment.

Perhaps a higher concentration of people in the financial field
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 12:59:28 pm »

Which ones were you thinking of?
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 04:48:31 pm »

The American Conservative has written articles in favor of new urbanism.
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