New Visions Of Suburbia

A number of books published over the last few years show that scholars and planners have revised the "typical" view of suburbs and sprawl.
March 23, 2006, 9am PST | David Gest
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"...over the past decade, a revisionist-minded, crossdisciplinary group of researchers has been complicating [the typical] view of sprawl and the metropolitan geography of which it is a part. They are rereading the suburban landscape in ways that unsettle much of the received wisdom about its history and its political economy."

Books covered include A Field Guide to Sprawl, Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000, Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century, Sprawl: A Compact History, The New Suburban History, and Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream.

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Published on Friday, March 24, 2006 in The Chronicle of Higher Education
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