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Suburban cities and towns

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Suburban Formby Brenda Case Scheer; Kiril Stanilov

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 88.95

    This book examines and documents the remarkable development and transformation of suburban form throughout the globe during the twentieth century. The premise that suburban areas are monotonous, inert environments is put to a test through investigation of the complexity of those suburban settings and the dynamic physical changes that have taken place... more...

  • Superbia!by Dan Chiras; Dave Wann

    New Society Publishers 2003; US$ 24.95

    The only book that shows how to transform existing suburbs to create environment- and people-friendly neighborhoods... 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 Dreamsby Greg Dickinson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    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 analysis of contemporary American suburbs and the ?good... more...

  • Retrofitting Suburbiaby Ellen Dunham-Jones; June Williamson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95

    Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA, is professor of architecture and urban design in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. An award-winning registered architect, she has published extensively on urban design and criticism and is on the board of directors of the Congress for the New Urbanism. June Williamson, LEED... 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...