First Suburban Research Center Launched

Kingston University in Surrey, England sets up the world's first research institute to study suburban life.
April 20, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The world's first Centre for Suburban Studies is being launched in Britain this week, dedicated to deconstructing the semi-detached house, analysing the culture of the net curtain... The centre's director is Vesna Goldsworthy, a Yugoslavian-born English literature lecturer who lives in Chiswick, west London. She believes suburban Britain has been patronised and pitied: 'In Europe, people want to move closer in to the city centre and live in smart flats. In Britain, everyone wants to move further out and live in a house.' "

Thanks to Richard Layman

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Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 in The Independent
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