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ANAHEIM, CA-“The suburb of the future may well resemble more of a self-sufficient village than a prototypical suburb of the 1950s,” said Joel Kotkin, an authority on global, economic, political and social trends and author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050, at the recent “No Place Like Home Conference” here. Kotkin added that suburbs will “increasingly not be limited to being a ‘bedroom’ community, since many will work at home or commute to employment in another suburb. Its population will be far more diverse, by age and ethnicity, than its historic predecessor.”

More than 230 architects, planners, home builders, real estate professionals and urban-planning policy leaders attended the day-long conference, a meeting about home building and urban planning in the Southern California region. It was sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Southern California Orange County Chapter and ULI: Orange County/Inland Empire.

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