Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Just played around for a few minutes on google trends to see what people are googling and where. It turns out, of Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Dallas tends to google terms like "walkable," "bike friendly," and "urbanism," the least of the three. Does that mean anything? I'm not sure. I do think there is still a hierarchy of southern cities that has yet to fully shake out. They're all young, which will emerge as the "capital of the south?" I've always felt Dallas had the most advantages, but seems like the least focused on doing so.
What might be more concerning is that nationwide, googling "urbanism" is on a pretty severe downward curve. Could that simply be that more people now know what it is?