Investigates select case studies of suburban environments from around the globe, demonstrating that the process of suburbanization is an international phenomenon with interesting continuities, despite cultural differences.
This book examines and documents the remarkable development and transformation of suburban form throughout the globe during the twentieth century. The premise that suburban areas are monotonous, inert environments is put to a test through investigation of the complexity of those suburban settings and the dynamic physical changes that have taken place since their inception.
Part 1. The Changing Form of Suburbs. Part 2. Understanding the Elements and the Patterns. Part 3. The Effect of Planning. Part 4. The Reconstruction of the Suburbs.