Suburbia : An International Assessment book cover
1st Edition

An International Assessment

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ISBN 9780367772567
May 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1986, and drawing on material from the USA, The Netherlands and Israel, this book addresses the question of whether suburban environments enhance the quality of life and which factors influence this quality. It examines whether suburbs really provide improved housing and community services compared to the central city and whether they foster rewarding social patterns and psychological well-being. It also analyses precisely what characteristics suburban areas offer and how congruent these characteristics are with the preferences of suburban residents.

Table of Contents

1. Suburbia in the Industrialized World: Metropolitan Decentralization Since 1945 2. Suburban Trends in Three Countries (The USA, The Netherlands and Israel) 3. A Study of the Quality of Life of the Suburban Environments in Three Countries 4. Findings and Discussion 5. Summary and Implications for Metropolitan Development in the Developed World 6. Implications for Cross-National Research. Appendices.

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Donald N. Rothblatt and Daniel J. Garr were both at the Urban and Regional Planning Department, San Jose State University, USA.