Suburbia Re-Examined (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
256
Utgivningsdatum
1989-10-01
Förlag
Praeger Publishers Inc
Medarbetare
Kelly, Barbara M. (red.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Hardback
ISSN
0084-9278
ISBN
9780313267017
Suburbia Re-Examined (inbunden)

Suburbia Re-Examined

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The changing nature and definition of suburbia, past and present, and the processes that have influenced its development both physically and as an intellectual construct are examined from various perspectives by the authors of the 26 essays that compose this work. The revolutions in transportation and communication and their effects upon home and workplace, city and suburb, are among the issues explored in provocative essays by experts in the field who consider a broad spectrum of topics relative to the suburban experience. Noted urban historian Sam Bass Warner, Jr., provides a fascinating overview of the subject, urging urban scholars to focus on current conditions rather than on solving old problems. The changing nature and definition of suburbia, past and present, and the processes which have influenced its development both physically and as an intellectual construct are examined, from various perspectives, by the writers of the 26 essays that compose Suburbia Re-examined. These chapters were drawn from papers presented in June 1987 at a conference on suburbia sponsored by the Long Island Studies Institute at Hofstra University. Escalated prices for single family homes have in effect closed the gates to suburbia for many of the young and the elderly. Diverse quality-of-life environmental problems, including water supply, have become matters of real concern to experts and suburban dwellers alike. Interestingly, as industry, commerce, and corporate headquarters continue to proliferate in what were once bedroom communities serving nearby cities, even the usefulness of the term suburbia for these varied communities has come into question. The revolutions in transportation and communication and their effects upon home and workplace, city and suburb, are among the issues explored in provocative essays by experts in the field who consider a broad spectrum of topics relative to the suburban experience including regional patterns of development, real estate and banking, public policy, transportation, the role of the federal government, the home, the family, the future, and more. Sam Bass Warner, Jr.'s introduction, When Suburbs Are the City, furnishes an overview of perspectives relative to the study of suburbia as city and he urges urban professionals to focus on current conditions rather than on solving old problems. In tracing the roots of urban research analysis to economics, art, and literary criticism, this noted urban historian finds these approaches to urban study limited and limiting. Warner proposes that students of suburbia use the house, and all the people and activities associated with it, as the basis for explorations and explanations of current social phenomena, and that the primary concern, the core of urban studies, should explicitly be concerned for family well-being in this setting. Urban historians, sociologists, planners, real estate and banking professionals, economists, architects, public policy administrators, informed generalists, and anyone with an interest in the continuing evolution of suburbia will find that Suburbia Re-examined provides the background necessary to an understanding of this challenging and ubiquitous subject.
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." . . Overall, this is a thought-provoking book that can play a role in a variety of courses, or whet a number of interest, proving useful in urban studies, political science, sociology, economics, and American studies courses. There are helpful tables and sets of figures included."-American Library Book Review ?. . . Overall, this is a thought-provoking book that can play a role in a variety of courses, or whet a number of interest, proving useful in urban studies, political science, sociology, economics, and American studies courses. There are helpful tables and sets of figures included.?-American Library Book Review

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lly /f Barbara /i M. /r ed./b BARBARA M. KELLY is Curator of the Long Island Studies Institute at Hofstra University in Hempstead. /e She received her Ph.D. in History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where her research centered on the history of the cultural landscape. Her forthcoming book is a study of the social and political implications in the built environment of Levittown, Long Island.

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Preface by Barbara M. Kelly Foreword by Kenneth T. Jackson Introduction: When Suburbs Are the City by Sam Bass Warner, Jr. Apartness and Togetherness in Louis Wirth's "Urbanism as a Way of Life" by Harvey M. Choldin Suburbia: An International Perspective by Donald N. Rothblatt and Daniel J. Garr The Future of Suburbia by Bruce M. Stave The Transformation of Bedroom Suburbia into the Outer City: An Overview of Metropolitan Structural Change since 1947 by Peter O. Muller The Evolution of Suburban Downtowns in Midwestern Metropolises by Thomas J. Baerwald A More Urban Fabric for Emerging Urban Villages by Robert T. Meeker Can a Rapid Rail Transit System Limit Suburban Sprawl? Impacts on Employment Location of the Washington, D.C., Area Metrorail System by Rodney D. Green and David M. James A New American Home by Harvey Sherman The Family in Suburbia: From Tradition to Pluralism by Hugh A. Wilson Transitional Spaces: Design Considerations for a New Generation of Housing by Michael Fifield Brookline Rejects Annexation, 1873 by Ronald Dale Kerr Corrupt and Contented? Philadelphia's Stereotypes and Suburban Growth on the Main Line by Michael P. McCarthy Creating the Packaged Suburb: The Evolution of Planning and Business Practices in the Early Canadian Land Development Industry, 1900-1914 by Ross Paterson Regional Patterns of Suburban Development by Robert Johnston Integrating a Diversified Suburb by Marcia K. Steinberg The Rise of the Community Builders: The American Real Estate Industry and Urban Land Planning by Marc A. Weiss Defense and Deconcentration: Defense Industrialization during World War II and the Development of Contemporary American Suburbs by Arnold R. Silverman Lending in Suburban Housing Markets by Jeffrey A. Buser and Darrell F. Parker Producing Affordable Housing: Market-Process and Market-Structure Perspectives by Marc L. Silver The Federal Role in the Suburban Boom by Brian J. O'Connell Public Policy and Suburban Development by Sylvia F. Fava Real Estate Developers: Creators of Improved Subdivisions, Mentors of Suburban Government by Ann Durkin Keating The Elusive Soul of the Suburbs: An Inquiry into Contemporary Political Culture by Philip Y. Nicholson Voices Crying in the Suburbs by Marilyn R. Chandler Rethinking the Suburbs by Robert C. Wood Index