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Suburban cities and towns

  • 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

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Manufacturing Suburbsby Robert Lewis

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Urban historians have long portrayed suburbanization as the result of a bourgeois exodus from the city, coupled with the introduction of streetcars that enabled the middle class to leave the city for the more sylvan surrounding regions. Demonstrating that this is only a partial version of urban history, Manufacturing Suburbs reclaims the history... more...