It seems that a large number of the postings on this site treat the suburban dweller as a victim and do not take into account the fact that a large number of people actually choose to live in the suburbs out of their own volition. It is true that in some cases, limited options are at play, but even when options exist, some people simply prefer to live in the suburbs.
Is anyone out there working to understand what it is people desire from the suburbs (aside from the outdated and pat answers of school, safety, and cost). As can be seen from the 2000 Census, there is an entirely new demographic of people living in suburbia today, and they are not necessarily married or with children. Why are these people choosing suburbia?
It seems to me that this is the elephant in the room that is not getting discussed.