I have this Google Alert set up that provides me with an email update of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) for my name – Adrian Salgado – that I usually just skim through since most of the alerts link back to this blog or my Active Rain blog. However, this morning I awoke to a Google Alert with the words “Miller” and “McCune” attached to it and did the double-take a millisecond short of deleting it.
The article attached to the Alert, “The Slumming of Suburbia”, was published this morning by Miller-McCune, a solutions-based research magazine that “draws on academic research and other definitive sources to provide reasoned policy options and solutions for today’s pressing issues”.
The journalist behind the article, David Villano, emailed me a few weeks ago after stumbling upon a blog post I wrote a few months back titled “Suburbia: 21st Century Ghetto?”. He asked me to call him regarding some research he was conducting regarding a topic I am very passionate about – suburban America. After a few rounds of phone tag, we set a date and time for a phone interview, he asked me a few questions, I answered willingly, and the rest – as they say - is history.
I am very honored to have a quote, my name, and a thought attached to something published in such a prestigious and well-respected publication. However, I am much more honored by the fact that there are others out there who share the same (very serious) concerns I have about American suburbia and the death of the “American Dream”.
It’s sad to think that the same ignorance that allowed the destruction of American cities may once again be the culprit responsible for the suburban demise.
I hope it’s not too late. For an urban dweller’s sake.
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Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate with dash - real estate company and can be reached at 305-491-7179 or SalgadoA@gmail.com