Technology is making the transition between cities and outlying areas smoother, encouraging additional development, notes Marcus Hiles. App friendly transportation like Uber and self-driving vehicles are making commuting easier and more enjoyable. A recent Bloomberg article that asserts “suburbs will soar on wings of tech” describes the rising use of drones as something not to be ignored. The more spacious and rural a community, the easier it is to use unmanned flying machines for deliveries and other services. As well, remote work, virtual reality and smart-device technology is changing daily activities, making distance a less important criteria. Consider also, the advent of connected household appliances, fixtures and “smart homes”, these helpful inventions are making for a comfortable living experience and are easily integrated into new construction. Furthermore, the ability to build sustainable, and energy efficient residential developments has created a shift in the look and function of these smaller centers.