Raleigh regularly represents one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The growth brings both good (improved parks, better music events, etc.) and bad (traffic, longer cashier lines, etc.) to those of us that have live here for years. City planners have steadily increased densities around town to house new residents. For better or worse, the growth is here to stay.
The N&O just issued an interesting article detailing the most vocal growth around town. Check it out: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/raleigh-report-blog/article123179429.html