Reading and responding to a post on All About Cities, I searched through the author's links and found a Boston-based blog about urbanism, sustainable development, and technology (amongst other things): Dave Writes. Labelled as "about technology, life and an imperative to create something better," he has many interesting, informed posts about the issues that face us today - from our built environment through unemployment and raising a family. Check it out.
As for the post on All About Cities, the topic was that the urban/suburban dichotomy is no longer sufficient. I wondered aloud, what kind of place is Lowell? By her definitions, it's too small and close to Boston to be a satellite city, which is what I've always considered it. It's also too small to be a region into itself - which I think is impossible to disagree with - but, is it really Urban/Suburban? This label, by her definition and by reality, seems the most fair, but yet the word "suburban" being associated with a city as old and proud as Lowell seems completely wrong...thoughts?