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  • Retrofitting Suburbiaby Ellen Dunham-Jones; June Williamson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95

    Updated with a new Introduction by the authors and a foreword by Richard Florida, this book is a comprehensive guide book for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders that illustrates how existing suburban developments can be redesigned into more urban and more sustainable places. While there has been... 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...

  • Suburban Dreamsby Greg Dickinson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award finalist Starting with the premise that suburban films, residential neighborhoods, chain restaurants, malls, and megachurches are compelling forms ( topos ) that shape and materialize the everyday lives of residents and visitors, Greg Dickinson?s Suburban Dreams offers a rhetorically attuned critical... 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...

  • Changing Japanese Suburbiaby Ben-Ari

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Metroburbia, USAby Paul Knox

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Decades of economic prosperity in the United States have redefined the American dream. Paul Knox explores how extreme versions of this dream have changed the American landscape. Increased wealth has led America's metropolitan areas to develop into vast sprawling regions of "metroburbia"ùfragmented mixtures of employment and residential... more...

  • The New American Suburbby Katrin B. Anacker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The majority of Americans live in suburbs and until about a decade or so ago, most suburbs had been assumed to be non-Hispanic White, affluent, and without problems. However, recent data have shown that there are changing trends among U.S. suburbs. This book provides timely analyses of current suburban issues by utilizing recently published data from... more...

  • Ordinary Landscapes, Special Placesby Adam Menuge

    Historic England 2015; US$ 10.19

    Most of England?s larger towns and cities are ringed by extensive suburbs dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging from the opulent, spacious and leafy villa suburbs of the prosperous middle class to the dense gridirons of working-class and lower middle-class housing. The product of rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, these suburbs,... more...

  • Post-Suburban Europeby Nicholas A. Phelps; Dr Nick Parsons; Dimitris Ballas; Andrew Dowling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    The term 'edge city' describes the rapid growth of urban centres at the edge of established cities. Widely discussed in the US, very little has been written about European edge cities. This book gives a comparative analysis of examples in Greece, Spain, Paris, Finland and the UK, with a theoretical analysis of edge cities and post-suburban Europe. more...

  • Social Justice in Diverse Suburbsby Christopher Niedt

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    American suburbs have been seen as both exclusive idylls for elites as well as crucibles for new ideologies of gender, class, race, and property. But few have considered what the growing diversity of suburban America has meant for progressive social, economic, and political justice movements. Social Justice in Diverse Suburbs is a pioneering and... more...