Museum Plans National Suburban Studies Center
"Culture watchers say that the rift [between urban and suburban dwelllers] â€" real or imagined â€" is just one aspect of the suburban experience that needs serious academic study. Johnson County Museum officials think so, too.
Museum officials hope to unveil within five years a national center for suburban studies â€" a first-of-its-kind mecca for researchers to interpret things as varied as crabgrass, cul-de-sacs and white flight from the urban core.
'The idea for a center for suburban studies is an idea whose time has come,' said David Crosson, executive director of the California Historical Society."