9780415497312

Cities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415497312

  • ISBN10:

    0415497310

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 12/4/2009
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book is a systematic examination of the historical and current roles that cities and suburbs play in US metropolitan areas. It explores the history of cities and suburbs, their changing dynamics with each other, their growing diversity, the environmental consequences of their development, and finally the extent and nature of their decline and renewal.

Author Biography

Bernadette Hanlon is Research Analyst at the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA. Her research and teaching interests focus on the urban policy and issues of environmental sustainability. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. John Rennie Short is Professor of Public Policy and Geography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. His main research and teaching interests are in urban issues, environmental concerns, and cartographic representation. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Bristol, UK. Thomas J. Vicino is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His research and teaching interests focus on the political economy of metropolitan regions. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xii
List of abbreviationsp. xv
Introduction
The new metropolitan landscapep. 3
The rise of the metropolis
The rise of the cityp. 15
The rise of the suburban metropolisp. 37
The new metropolisp. 59
Metropolitan complexity
The new metropolitan modelp. 85
Portraits of metropolitan diversityp. 112
The rise of immigrant suburbsp. 132
Suburban gothic
Suburban gothicp. 157
Suburbs in crisisp. 175
Public policies
Metropolitan public policyp. 197
Growth management and environmental sustainabilityp. 220
Conclusion
Prospects and trajectoriesp. 247
Appendixp. 260
Notesp. 267
Bibliographyp. 268
Indexp. 282
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