The blog first encountered the term boomburb at the Museum of Sydney, where it was astonished by the photographs of Andrew Merry. Jon sent a link today on the topic of McMansions that reminded the blog about boomburbs. How do you know if you are living in a boomburb? It turns out that there is an official Wikipedia definition:
Boomburb is a neologism for a large, rapidly growing city that remains essentially suburban in character even as it reaches populations more typical of urban core cities. Like edge city, an older and more widely accepted term, it describes a relatively recent phenomenon in North America.