Good morning Cyburbia!
I am working on a grad school research project about how the urban form affects a teenager's outlook and expectations on life. More specifically, does living in a walkable community (versus a strictly suburban form) change your perspective on how your life should be? Do you expect a vehicle, do you get an allowance, do you have a part-time job, do you volunteer, do you spend time at a public park, etc? A problem I foresee is that that the census defines metro areas generally as denser areas. We all know density does not speak anything to the walkability or urban form of a neighborhood (Phoenix/Las Vegas are *dense* but certainly not walkable). How can I distinguish urban versus suburban forms in a way that is easily recognizable to those who otherwise wouldn't know or care about the difference? How can I separate suburban and urban forms within the same city boundaries?