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

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)

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