One of the theories behind the evolution of White Flint is that the area would be better served by becoming more urban, handling some of the estimated million new Marylanders expected in the next twenty years while improving sustainability and liveability. White Flint, however, is not the only jurisdiction looking for these benefits: Fairfax County, home to one million residents already, is considering becoming a “city” instead of a county.
The rationale’s different, however, since the goal is more control over roads, rather than just improving the area. The comments about the difficulties of changing from suburban to urban are similar, though.
Here’s the Washington Post front-page story today: