Trulia just released some very compelling charts and graphs based off of recent opinion research suggesting it might be the end of the McMansion -- the huge, mass-produced housing form associated with sprawl. Their data, together with the drop in lot sizes for single family homes I wrote about last month, might point to a slackening in the demand for homes with lots of square footage. While this likely doesn’t mean a mass exodus of people from outer belts of sprawl into condominiums inside urban growth boundaries, it is a promising trend in tastes and economics that could be leveraged. …
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Roger Valdez is a research associate at Sightline Institute, a Seattle-based research and communications center working on sustainable solutions for the Northwest.
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