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  • Die Amerikanisierung der Wiener Suburbia?by Peter Johannes Görgl

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 54.99

    Das nicht nur für Österreich, sondern für ganz Europa ungewöhnliche Konzept des Wohn- und Freizeitparks 'Fontana' im Umland Wiens kann als ein leuchtendes Beispiel für die qualitativ neuartige, (post)suburbane Siedlungsentwicklung in unseren Stadtregionen gesehen werden. Das Buch versucht mit einem - eher ungewöhnlichen - Methodenmix, dieses Projekt... more...

  • Global Suburbsby Lawrence Herzog

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Global Suburbs: Urban Sprawl from the Rio Grande to Rio de Janeiro offers a critical new perspective on the emerging phenomenon of the global suburb in the western hemisphere. American suburban sprawl has created a giant human habitat stretching from Las Vegas to San Diego, and from Mexico to Brazil, presented here in a clear and comprehensive style... more...

  • Confronting Suburbanizationby Kiril Stanilov; Ludek Sıkora

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    This fascinating book explains the processes of suburbanization in the context of post-socialist societies transitioning from one system of socio-spatial order to another. Case studies of seven Central and Eastern Europe city regions illuminate growth patterns and key conditions for the emergence of sprawl. Breaks new ground, offering a systematic... more...

  • New SubUrbanismsby Judith K De Jong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Historically, we see the city as the cramped, crumbling core of development and culture, and the suburb as the vast outlying wasteland ? convenient, but vacant. Contemporary urban design proves this wrong. In New SubUrbanisms , Judith De Jong explains the on-going "flattening" of the American Metropolis, as suburbs are becoming more like their central... more...

  • Suburban Sprawl: Private Decisions and Public Policyby Wim Wiewel; Joseph J. Persky

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Suburban Sprawl combines historical, political, economic, geographic, and urban planning analysis to provide the most comprehensive overview of why and how urban sprawl occurs. It shows that all previous attempts to pin the blame on one or two causes - "highway building" or "consumer preferences" - totally miss the complex and interwoven character... more...

  • Changing Suburbsby Richard Harris; Peter Larkham

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    The editors and contributors to this volume demonstrate how suburbs and the meaning of suburbanism change both with time and geographical location. Here the disciplines of history, geography and sociology, together with subdisciplines as diverse as gender studies, art history and urban morphology, are brought together to reveal the nature of suburbia... more...

  • The Margins of City Lifeby John M. Merriman

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    The Margins of Urban Life brings to life the "floating worlds of the periphery" in nineteenth-century French cities--the world of beggars, the most miserable prostitutes, ragpickers, casual labor, and unwanted people; the location of slaughterhouses, gas factories, tanneries, and, increasingly, even executions. The men and women of the suburbs and... more...

  • The Moral Order of a Suburbby M. P. Baumgartner

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 48.99 US$ 42.13

    Surrounding all major cities in the United States are numerous smaller communities collectively known as suburbia. The most popular place of residence in America, the suburbs are peaceful and tranquil environments, where civility prevails and disturbances of the peace are uncommon. Drawing on research, observation, and hundreds of in-depth interviews... more...

  • The Suburb Readerby Becky M. Nicolaides

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 40.95

    Since the 1920s, the United States has seen a dramatic reversal in living patterns, with a majority of Americans now residing in suburbs. This mass emigration from cities is one of the most fundamental social and geographical transformations in recent U.S. history. Suburbanization has not only produced a distinct physical environment-it has become... more...

  • Transforming Race and Class in Suburbiaby Thomas J. Vicino

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This is the first comprehensive analysis of suburban decline for an entire region. Using Baltimore as an illustrative case, Vicino shows how deindustrialization, racial diversity, and class segregation have shaped the evolution of suburban decline. more...