ThinkFest Snapshot: Leigh Gallagher

The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving.

We’re rounding up the reasons Philly Mag readers should not miss ThinkFest, our week-long event connecting the brightest minds and most innovative ideas in Philadelphia. 

Leigh GallagherLeigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor at Fortune and regular American Public Media Marketplace commentator on NPR, is one of the great speakers at ThinkFest’s main event this year.

Author of the recently released book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, this Media native is no stranger to suburban life.


She'd originally set out to write about the Great Recession; stumbling upon city and suburban living data was a happy coincidence that led to her discovery of a major shift in the housing market.

Is the idealized vision we once had of the American dream crumbling, or just relocating?

You can catch Leigh Gallagher's talk, "The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving," one of 17 idea-sparking sessions during ThinkFest's Main Event, on Saturday, November 9th, at The Kimmel Center.

Learn more about ThinkFest (featuring keynote speaker Chris Matthews) and buy your tickets now.

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    “It’s called the American “Dream” – because you have to be asleep to believe it”

    George Carlin