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  • 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...

  • New SubUrbanismsby Judith K De Jong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    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...

  • Changing Suburbsby Richard Harris; Peter Larkham

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 180.00

    A multidisciplinary team of specialists list historical and contemporary research on suburbanization with particular emphasis on the UK, North America, Australia and South Africa. more...

  • The Margins of City Lifeby John M. Merriman

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 110.99

    Focuses on the social margins of city life - the "faubourgs", or suburbs, where rural migrants and the labouring poor of French cities congregated in growing numbers in the first half of the 19th century. The text examines the cultural and social traditions which took root in these areas. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 43.99

    This study examines the way residents of an affluent New York suburb deal with conflict in their families, neighbourhoods and community. Drawing on research, observation and numerous interviews, the author provides a portrait of an increasingly prevalent type of American community. 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...

  • Boomburbsby Robert E. Lang; Jennifer LeFurgy

    Brookings Institution Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    A glance at a list of America's fastest growing ''cities'' reveals quite a surprise: most are really overgrown suburbs. Places such as Anaheim, California, Coral Springs, Florida, Naperville, Illinois, North Las Vegas, Nevada, and Plano, Texas, have swelled to big-city size with few people really noticing?including many of their ten million residents.... more...

  • Transforming Race and Class in Suburbiaby Thomas J. Vicino

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Once the American Dreamby Bernadette Hanlon

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    At one time, a move to the suburbs was the American Dream for many families. However, despite the success of Levittown, NY,impoverished “inner-ring” suburbs—those closest to the urban core of metropolitan cities—like Lansdowne, MD, are in decline. As aging housing stock, foreclosures, severe fiscal problems, slow population... more...