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Suburban cities and towns

  • Confronting Suburbanizationby Kiril Stanilov; ; Ludĕ kora; k

    Wiley 2014; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Being American on the Edgeby Joseph Goddard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    The book explains the interaction of dream and landscape on America's urban borderlands. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...