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Wendover Productions: Urban Geography: Why We Live Where We Do

Rich Americans live in the Suburbs; Rich Europeans live downtown. Why do cities on the two continents have different structures?

European cities are much, much older than American cities and that age difference has naturally led to many interesting differences in the layout of each city.

The wealthy population of America often live in suburbs away from the city while in Europe, the reverse is often true, the rich live inside the city closer to its center.