Shaping Suburbia: How Political Institutions Organize Urban Development / Edition 1

Shaping Suburbia: How Political Institutions Organize Urban Development / Edition 1

by Paul G. Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822955954

ISBN-13: 9780822955955

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

The American metropolis has been transformed over the past quarter century.  Cities have turned inside out, with rapidly growing suburbs evolving into edge cities and technoburbs.  But not all suburbs are alike.  In Shaping Suburbia, Paul Lewis argues that a fundamental political logic underlies the patterns of suburban growth and states that

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Overview

The American metropolis has been transformed over the past quarter century.  Cities have turned inside out, with rapidly growing suburbs evolving into edge cities and technoburbs.  But not all suburbs are alike.  In Shaping Suburbia, Paul Lewis argues that a fundamental political logic underlies the patterns of suburban growth and states that the key to understanding suburbia is to understand the local governments that control it - their number, functions, and power.  Using innovative models and data analyses, Lewis shows that the relative political fragmentation of a metropolitan area plays a key part in shaping its suburbs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822955955
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional
Edition description:
1
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Acknowledgments
1Shaping the New Suburbia: An Introduction1
2Actors, Preferences, and Political Institutions in Urban Development23
3Political Structure and Urban Outcomes: An Aggregate Analysis48
4The Institutional Context for Development in Two Regions: Comparing Portland and Denver74
5Denver: Suburban Assertiveness, Centrifugal Development120
6Portland: A Regionalized Politics Shapes Growth162
7Conclusion: Political Economy and Metropolitan Growth208
App. 1Metropolitan Areas in the Data Set227
App. 2Denver: The Setting230
App. 3Portland: The Setting236
Notes243
Bibliography263
Index281

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