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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...

  • Changing Suburbsby Richard Harris; Peter Larkham

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 180.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • When America Became Suburbanby Robert A. Beauregard

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 57.00

    In the decades after World War II, the United States became the most prosperous nation in the world and a superpower whose dominance was symbolized by the American suburbs. Spurred by the decline of its industrial cities and by mass suburbanization, people imagined a new national identity?one that emphasized consumerism, social mobility, and a suburban... more...

  • Sprawl and Suburbiaby William S. Saunders; Robert Fishman

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 69.00

    Sprawl and Suburbia brings together some of the foremost thinkers in the field and calls for architects, urban planners, and landscape designers to work at mitigating the impact of sprawl and improving the built environment as a whole. 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...

  • Suburban Beijingby Friederike Fleischer

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    In the last decade of the twentieth century, one of the most fundamental changes in urban China has been the expansion and privatization of housing, with per capita housing space increasing by more than 50 percent. As a result, ordinary citizens in urban China have started to cultivate personal space and have a new incentive to make more money, and... 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...

  • Visions of Suburbiaby Roger Silverstone

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Suburbia. Tupperware, television, bungalows and respectable front lawns. Always instantly recognisable though never entirely familiar. The tight semi-detached estates of thirties Britain and the infenced and functional tract housing of middle America. The elegant villas of Victorian London and the clapboard and brick of fifties Sydney. Architecture... more...

  • Changing Japanese Suburbiaby Ben-Ari

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 250.00

    Published in the year 1991, Changing Japanese Suburbia is a valuable contribution to the field of Social Science. more...