Teens chilling in frozen foods.
April 24, 2008 1:20 PM Subscribe
I recently came across an article about the lack of opportunities for teenagers in rapidly developed suburban/exurban communities. Can you help me find it again?
posted by glibhamdreck to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Here are some of the details I partially recall for the article's anecdotes: a town built many homes quickly to encourage young families to move there but didn't plan for when those kids got older; the zoning to build a high school couldn't be obtained because the school and its teenagers would reduce the neighboring property values; and bored teens were aimless wondering grocery aisles so the store installed couches and wi-fi.
I read some left-wing opinion blogs (Firedoglake, Hullabaloo, etc.) and some more academic sites (3QuarksDaily, the Freakonomics blog, etc.), and I thought I was linked to article from one of those. However, I just skimmed the story initially and can't remember any searchable details. I appreciate the help.