I am studying how what I call "boburbs" - bourgeois bohemian city neighborhoods - compare with suburbs. Right now I am trying to figure out what the distinctive ideals of each kind of neighborhood would be.
The suburban ideal is driven by the nurture of children. As such it is fundamentally an honorable ideal.
Bohemias and boburbs are primarily for childless people, and their neighborhood projects are adult oriented.
Still, there is an ideal of human development as "cosmopolitan citizens" that leads some parents to include children and child rearing into the boburb project. They are not just finding a way to raise kids in the city, they embrace it as a better way for the kids. This is especially true for adolescents.
This is a higher risk, but higher payoff, form of adolescent rearing.