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  • It's hard to pin down who coined boomburg and when, but we did find a June 1998 reference on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition program: Just across the Potomac River from our studios, Northern Virginia is a rapidly developing boomburg. . .

    Buzzword: Boomburg/Boomburb

  • It's hard to pin down who coined boomburg and when, but we did find a June 1998 reference on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition program: "Just across the Potomac River from our studios, Northern Virginia is a rapidly developing boomburg ....

    Buzzword: Boomburg/Boomburb

  • Reburbia is the name of the design competition in which sponsors Dwell magazine and Inhabitat. com asked "future-forward architects, urban designers, renegade planners, and imaginative engineers" to reimagine cookie-cutter suburban communities like those we covered in our Buzzword on boomburg/boomburg.

    Buzzword: Reburbia

  • (CNN) Boomburg/Boomburb (CR Home & Garden Blog) A boomburg is one of the countless cookie-cutter suburban communities that sprung up like mushrooms during the housing booms of recent decades ..

    Consumer Reports Morning Update

  • A boomburg is one of the countless cookie-cutter suburban communities that sprung up like mushrooms during the housing booms of recent decades.

    Buzzword: Boomburg/Boomburb

  • Replying to an audience question about a regional high-speed commuter rail, the president talked about new transportation systems and mass transit, then entered boomburg/boomburb territory: The days where we're just building sprawl forever, those days are over.

    Buzzword: Boomburg/Boomburb

  • (CNN) Boomburg/Boomburb (CR Home & Garden Blog)A boomburg is one of the countless cookie-cutter suburban communities that sprung up like mushrooms during the housing booms of recent decades..

    Consumer Reports Morning Update

  • Reburbia is the name of the design competition in which sponsors Dwell magazine and Inhabitat.com asked "future-forward architects, urban designers, renegade planners, and imaginative engineers" to reimagine cookie-cutter suburban communities like those we covered in our Buzzword on boomburg/boomburg.

    Buzzword: Reburbia

  • Replying to an audience question about a regional high-speed commuter rail, the president talked about new transportation systems and mass transit, then entered boomburg/boomburb territory: "The days where we're just building sprawl forever, those days are over.

    Buzzword: Boomburg/Boomburb

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  • "Today, the West is not the federal economic colony it once was. Nor is it the uncrowded rural paradise of lore. In fact, it has long been the most urbanized part of the country. This transformation has enticed a new brand of fortune-seeker, from the telecommuting migrants in mountain enclaves to the influx of people into metropolitan “boomburgs�? where they are employed in the same jobs as people in the rest of the country."

    The New York Times, A Western State of Mind, by Katherine Roberts, September 13, 2008

    September 14, 2008