But the economic environment is changing, and Fortune's Leigh Gallagher envisions The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, and here comes Book Review No. 9. The book touches on a lot of Strong Towns themes including the inadequacy of the tax base, the over-reliance on cars, and the anomie (although that idea goes back to the late 1950s in cultural studies.) Ms Gallagher acknowledges the influence of Strong Towns thinking in her writing, there's an interview here.
For policy purposes, the end may not yet be here. Consider a dissenting perspective from Joel Kotkin at Forbes. "It’s time to put an end to the urban legend of the impending death of America’s suburbs." There are weaker suburbs and stronger suburbs and migration patterns reveal a preference for stronger suburbs, or perhaps for opportunities to live among other functional people. "So when millennials move they seem likely to not move to the nice old suburbs, or the deteriorating one, but those more far-flung suburban communities that offer larger and more affordable housing, good schools, parks and lower crime rates." Sounds like an evolutionary stable strategy to me.
(Cross-posted to Cold Spring Shops.)