Nation: CITIES AND SUBURBS: MORE AND MORE, THE SAME PROBLEMS

There's a green one and a pink one

And a blue one and a yellow one,

And they're all made out of ticky-tacky

And they all look just the same.

LAST week the words that Malvina L Reynolds used in her celebrated 1964 folk song* to describe her view of the standardized world of suburbia's "little boxes on the hillside" seemed to assume new relevance. Two reports commissioned by the Federal Government—one on urban and the other on suburban problems—indicated that suburbia is hardly a refuge for those seeking escape from the blight of U.S. cities. The problems that have all but...

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