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1st Edition

America's Suburban Centers
The Land Use-Transportation Link

ISBN 9781138485846
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1989, America’s Suburban Centers looks at how America’s suburban workplaces are being increasingly designed for automobiles rather than people. The emergence of sprawling office complexes devoid of housing, shops and other facilities is giving rise to regional congestion problems because of the ever-greater dependence on automobiles. This book argues that the low-density, single-use, and non-integrated character of America’s suburban centers is a root cause of declining levels of mobility and worsening traffic congestion.

Table of Contents



List of Tables

List of Figures

1. Introduction: Suburban Office Growth and Congestion

2. Probing the Suburban Land Use-Transportation Link: Definitions and Research Methodology

3. Land Use, Employment, and Transportation Characteristics of America’s SECs

4. Classifying Suburban Employment Centers

5. Comparison of Land Use and Transportation Characteristics Among SECs Groups

6. Land Use and Work Site Factors Influencing Commuting Choices in SECs

7. Case Studies of Land-Use Transportation Issues in SECs in Greater Seattle, Chicago and Houston

8. Linking Land Use and Transportation in SECs

Appendix 1: National Survey on Land Use and Travel Characteristics of Major Suburban Employment Centers

Appendix 2: Cluster Analysis Summary



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