The End of the Suburbs

The End of the Suburbs

Consider some of the forces at work: The nuclear family is no more: Our marriage and birth rates are steadily declining, while the single-person households are on the rise.

Author: Leigh Gallagher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101608180

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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“The government in the past created one American Dream at the expense of almost all others: the dream of a house, a lawn, a picket fence, two children, and a car. But there is no single American Dream anymore.” For nearly 70 years, the suburbs were as American as apple pie. As the middle class ballooned and single-family homes and cars became more affordable, we flocked to pre-fabricated communities in the suburbs, a place where open air and solitude offered a retreat from our dense, polluted cities. Before long, success became synonymous with a private home in a bedroom community complete with a yard, a two-car garage and a commute to the office, and subdivisions quickly blanketed our landscape. But in recent years things have started to change. An epic housing crisis revealed existing problems with this unique pattern of development, while the steady pull of long-simmering economic, societal and demographic forces has culminated in a Perfect Storm that has led to a profound shift in the way we desire to live. In The End of the Suburbs journalist Leigh Gallagher traces the rise and fall of American suburbia from the stately railroad suburbs that sprung up outside American cities in the 19th and early 20th centuries to current-day sprawling exurbs where residents spend as much as four hours each day commuting. Along the way she shows why suburbia was unsustainable from the start and explores the hundreds of new, alternative communities that are springing up around the country and promise to reshape our way of life for the better. Not all suburbs are going to vanish, of course, but Gallagher’s research and reporting show the trends are undeniable. Consider some of the forces at work: The nuclear family is no more: Our marriage and birth rates are steadily declining, while the single-person households are on the rise. Thus, the good schools and family-friendly lifestyle the suburbs promised are increasingly unnecessary. We want out of our cars: As the price of oil continues to rise, the hours long commutes forced on us by sprawl have become unaffordable for many. Meanwhile, today’s younger generation has expressed a perplexing indifference toward cars and driving. Both shifts have fueled demand for denser, pedestrian-friendly communities. Cities are booming. Once abandoned by the wealthy, cities are experiencing a renaissance, especially among younger generations and families with young children. At the same time, suburbs across the country have had to confront never-before-seen rates of poverty and crime. Blending powerful data with vivid on the ground reporting, Gallagher introduces us to a fascinating cast of characters, including the charismatic leader of the anti-sprawl movement; a mild-mannered Minnesotan who quit his job to convince the world that the suburbs are a financial Ponzi scheme; and the disaffected residents of suburbia, like the teacher whose punishing commute entailed leaving home at 4 a.m. and sleeping under her desk in her classroom. Along the way, she explains why understanding the shifts taking place is imperative to any discussion about the future of our housing landscape and of our society itself—and why that future will bring us stronger, healthier, happier and more diverse communities for everyone.
Categories: Social Science

Dead End

Dead End

A witty, readable, and highly original tour through the history of America's suburbs and cities to uncover the human impulses that keep sprawl spreading

Author: Benjamin Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199360147

Category: History

Page: 249

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"A witty, readable, and highly original tour through the history of America's suburbs and cities to uncover the human impulses that keep sprawl spreading"-- Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

A Sermon Preach d in St Martins Church in the Suburbs of Canterbury Sept 14 1669 At the Funeral of Mabella Lady Fordwitch The Relict of Sir John Finch By Peter Du Moulin

A Sermon Preach d in St  Martins Church in the Suburbs of Canterbury  Sept  14  1669  At the Funeral of     Mabella  Lady Fordwitch  The Relict of Sir John Finch     By Peter Du Moulin

Inalt fall and loose it felt in the Ocean of EterNow that Honour ends in the Dust ,
as a Blaze of Brush - wood , foon out , leaving a few Ashes behind , and the end
of this Ceremony will be to lay her Honour in the Dust . Since it is so then that ...

Author: Pierre Du Moulin (the Younger.)


ISBN: BL:A0019667604


Page: 16

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Margins of Desire

Margins of Desire

Who said that the suburbs are boring? The suburban trick is to look ordinary and be extraordinary, as Lynne Hapgood's absorbing discussion of the suburbs in fiction from 1880-1925 reveals.

Author: Lynne Hapgood

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719059704

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

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Who said that the suburbs are boring? The suburban trick is to look ordinary and be extraordinary, as Lynne Hapgood's absorbing discussion of the suburbs in fiction from 1880-1925 reveals.
Categories: Literary Collections

Walks Through London Including the Suburbs

Walks Through London Including the Suburbs

On one side of this stands the monument of Nelson , and on the other side , that
of Alderman Beckford , which formerly stood at the west end . The arms of the
different companies were also gilded and painted , and Gog and Magog decked
in ...

Author: David Hughson


ISBN: COLUMBIA:0043692761


Page: 414

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Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs

Sure, hecould get it alldone in aweekend with a rented splitter,but it is not about
getting it done asquickly aspossible. ... we need some specialtool, we discover, in
the end, are just aseasily accomplished by simply doing the activity by hand.

Author: Wendy Brown

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550924718

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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The survival list for the thrivalist
Categories: Architecture

The Promise of the Suburbs

The Promise of the Suburbs

Suburban. Stereotypes. 1820s–1850s. Turn-of-the-century texts like George
Gissing's In the Year of Jubilee (1896) and ... end of the nineteenth century,” as A.
James Hammerton has put it.1 Critical interpretations of such texts thereby situate

Author: Sarah Bilston


ISBN: 9780300179330

Category: Suburban life

Page: 282

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"From the earliest decades of the nineteenth century, the suburbs were maligned by the aristocratic elite as dull zones of low cultural ambition and vulgarity, as well as generally female spaces isolated from the consequential male world of commerce. Sarah Bilston argues that these attitudes were forged to undermine the cultural authority of the emerging middle class and to reinforce patriarchy by trivializing women's work. Resisting these stereotypes, Bilston reveals how suburban life offered ambitious women, especially women writers, access to supportive communities and opportunities for literary and artistic experimentation as well as professional advancement. From more familiar figures such as the sensation author Mary Elizabeth Braddon to interior design journalist Jane Ellen Panton and garden writer Jane Loudon, this work presents a more complicated portrait of how women and English society at large navigated a fast-growing, rapidly changing landscape."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Suburban life

Class Culture and Suburban Anxieties in the Victorian Era

Class  Culture and Suburban Anxieties in the Victorian Era

Books specifically about the suburb were published through the end of the First
World War, such as George and Weedon Grossmith's Diary ofa Nobody (1888–
1889), two sections of the first volume of Charles Booth's landmark work, Life and

Author: Lara Baker Whelan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135177195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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In this study, Whelan demonstrates the way in which representations of the Victorian suburb in mid- to late-nineteenth century British writing occasioned a literary sub-genre unique to this period that attempted to reassure readers that the suburb was a place where outsiders could be controlled and where middle-class values could be enforced. In particular, Whelan draws attention to the discourse of the suburb as a space of cultural contention in an attempt to illuminate a facet of class history that has often been ignored, overgeneralized, or misunderstood. At the same time, she recontextualizes Victorian fiction for modern readers in light of middle-class suburban anxieties.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The City Kid the Suburb Kid

The City Kid   the Suburb Kid

Two cousins, one from the city and one from the suburbs, spend a day and a night together at each other's house, and decide that each likes his own home better.

Author: Deb Pilutti

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402740026

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Two cousins, one from the city and one from the suburbs, spend a day and a night together at each other's house, and decide that each likes his own home better.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Suburb Reader

The Suburb Reader

How did we make the choice, as a society, to become suburban? This book
introduces readers to the reasons why we have become a suburban nation. We
might think of our metropolitan areas and their contemporary shape as the end ...

Author: Becky Nicolaides

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135396329

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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Since the 1920s, the United States has seen a dramatic reversal in living patterns, with a majority of Americans now residing in suburbs. This mass emigration from cities is one of the most fundamental social and geographical transformations in recent US history. Suburbanization has not only produced a distinct physical environment—it has become a major defining force in the construction of twentieth-century American culture. Employing over 200 primary sources, illustrations, and critical essays, The Suburb Reader documents the rise of North American suburbanization from the 1700s through the present day. Through thematically organized chapters it explores multiple facets of suburbia’s creation and addresses its indelible impact on the shaping of gender and family ideologies, politics, race relations, technology, design, and public policy. Becky Nicolaides’ and Andrew Wiese’s concise commentaries introduce the selections and contextualize the major themes of each chapter. Distinctive in its integration of multiple perspectives on the evolution of the suburban landscape, The Suburb Reader pays particular attention to the long, complex experiences of African Americans, immigrants, and working people in suburbia. Encompassing an impressive breadth of chronology and themes, The Suburb Reader is a landmark collection of the best works on the rise of this modern social phenomenon.
Categories: Social Science

CCD Astrophotography High Quality Imaging from the Suburbs

CCD Astrophotography  High Quality Imaging from the Suburbs

Adam Stuart. Figure 2.4. The business end of the Meade LX200 and Stellarvue
Nighthawk refractor. Corrector plate glass with central secondary mirror housing
is shown on the LX200. The three round screws are used to collimate the mirrors.

Author: Adam Stuart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387331386

Category: Science

Page: 193

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This book details an approach to the problem of getting high-quality astronomical images under light-polluted conditions. The book is for amateur astronomers interested in CCD imaging, especially those who have to work under suburban conditions. It outlines the materials and equipment used for high-quality imaging. The many wonderful images produced allow the reader to see the product of – initially – a fellow beginner’s efforts. Respectable images are attainable with modest equipment. This book outlines a complete and thoroughly tested working program for every beginner to achieve high-quality digital imaging.
Categories: Science

Journey to the End of the Night

Journey to the End of the Night

The strip of land between the fortifications and the suburbs, where for military
reasons construction was prohibited. In late popular usage the more depressing
suburbs on the outskirts of Paris. p. tollhouse. Up to the late twenties a tax was ...

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811223614

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 464

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Céline’s masterpiece—colloquial, polemic, hyper-realistic, boiling over with black humor Céline’s masterpiece—colloquial, polemic, hyper realistic—boils over with bitter humor and revulsion at society’s idiocy and hypocrisy: Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of cruelty and violence that hurtles through the improbable travels of the petit bourgeois (and largely autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu: from the trenches of WWI, to the African jungle, to New York, to the Ford Factory in Detroit, and finally to life in Paris as a failed doctor. Ralph Manheim’s pitch-perfect translation captures Céline’s savage energy, and a dynamic afterword by William T. Vollmann presents a fresh, furiously alive take on this astonishing novel.
Categories: Literary Collections

Suburban Governance

Suburban Governance

Predictably, trailer parks quickly became seen as another threat to permanent
suburban communities (Field, 2005), ... a suburban nation (Jackson, 1985;
Duany, Plater-Zyberk, & Speck, 2001) actually signalled the end of the suburban

Author: Pierre Hamel

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442663572

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an increasingly pressing set of global challenges. In Suburban Governance: A Global View, editors Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil have assembled a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them. With contributors from ten countries on five continents, this collection covers the full breadth of contemporary developments in suburban governance. Examining the classic North American model of suburbia, contemporary alternatives in Europe and Latin America, and the emerging suburbanisms of Africa and Asia, Suburban Governance offers a strong analytical introduction to a vital topic in contemporary urban studies.
Categories: Political Science

Suburban Nation

Suburban Nation

Three members of the Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism give voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and to replace the automobile-based settlement patterns of the past fifty years with a ...

Author: Andres Duany

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0865476063

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

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Three members of the Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism give voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and to replace the automobile-based settlement patterns of the past fifty years with a return to traditional planning principles. Reprint.
Categories: Architecture

The Duke in the Suburbs

The Duke in the Suburbs

... little to say for himself save “Dinner is served, your Grace,” and “His lordship
has not yet returned from 'unting, m'lady”; who is deliciously obscure until the end
of the book, when he gives his life for the children, or produces the missing will.

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755114894

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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Alicia Terrill, relation of Sir Harry Tanner, finds the Duke an unpleasant neighbour. Sir Harry's son is sent to intervene. Unannounced, Sir Harry arrives with a stranger. 'The coming of Big Bill Slewer, ripe for murder and with hatred accumulated during five years' imprisonment', plays splendidly into his hands.
Categories: Fiction

The Property Professor s Top Australian Suburbs

The Property Professor s Top Australian Suburbs

The nearest primary and high schools are along Birkdale Road in the suburbs of
Wellington Point and Birkdale. Thorneside is serviced by both the train and bus.
The train station is at the western end of the suburb. Thorneside is popular with ...

Author: Peter Koulizos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118319611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The Property Professor’s Top Australian Suburbs is a handy guide for first time investors and homebuyers. 'Property Professor' Peter Koulizos takes readers through 107 Australian suburbs that offer the best return on investment. The book provides detailed statistical data in the suburb profile including information on demographic, average incomes and what plans local and federal government has for improving the area over the next 20 years. Focuses on suburbs that are currently undervalued Lists which streets within the suburbs will help investors and buyers reap the largest rewards Features the top 20 suburbs from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Queensland, the top 2 suburbs in Canberra and Darwin and the top 3 suburbs in Hobart Easy to use portable format with side tabs
Categories: Business & Economics

Changing Societies

Changing Societies

Though suburbs first began in the United States in the nineteenth century (
Jackson, 1985; Warner, 1962), most suburban growth has occurred since the end
of World War II. Many soldiers returned home from the war and undertook a mad
rush ...

Author: Anthony M. Orum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847693295

Category: Social Science

Page: 563

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Changing Societies offers a fresh, timely approach to sociology. Based upon nested theory, the book explains sociology through processes of global and local change--showing how social change occurs in larger global or national structures and influences events that happen in students' immediate personal and social environments. At the same time, Changing Societies emphasizes that social change is a two-way street--that we can influence the world in addition to being affected by it. Racial, ethnic, and gender differences are themes that are woven into every chapter of the book, showing how they affect stratification and inequality, and the workings of particular social institutions and processes. A concluding chapter not only explains agency and social movements, but involves students in activities that help them to think about and plan social action.
Categories: Social Science

The Suburban Chronicles How it All Began

The Suburban Chronicles  How it All Began

Bolt smelled the fresh scent of a tightly cut lawn and allowed the evening to wash
over him as he rounded the corner that took him beyond the college's brick wall
and back into the outer suburbs of Stiltons-Borough. As he approached the end ...

Author: Mike Heimbach


ISBN: 9781304902627



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The Suburbs of Hell

The Suburbs of Hell

Oh no, there is no end; the end is death and madness. The Spanish Tragedy In
his sleep the thin youth has sprawled in the chair. His long legs stretch out in
untidy angles towards the open door. His head droops against the cushion,
mouth ...

Author: Randolph Stow

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781922253125

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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His eyes are on the one eye of the rifle. His mouth splits open his brown beard. He throws up a hand, palm outward, in an unwilled, futile gesture to ward off death. A killer is hounding the seaside town of Old Tornwich. Residents are gripped by fear and suspicion, and the finger of blame is pointed in all directions. But the bodies keep falling and the crimes remain unsolved, the culprit at large. No mere whodunnit, The Suburbs of Hell—its story inspired by a real-life serial killer—is a profoundly disturbing psychological drama with a devastating conclusion, the final work of one of Australia’s greatest writers. Julian Randolph 'Mick' Stow was born in Geraldton, Western Australia, in 1935. He attended local schools before boarding at Guildford Grammar in Perth, where the renowned author Kenneth Mackenzie had been a student. While at university he sent his poems to a British publisher. The resulting collection, Act One, won the Australian Literature Society’s Gold Medal in 1957—as did the prolific young writer's third novel, To the Islands, the following year. To the Islands also won the 1958 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Stow reworked the novel for a second edition almost twenty-five years later, but never allowed its two predecessors to be republished. He worked briefly as an anthropologist’s assistant in New Guinea—an experience that subsequently informed Visitants, one of three masterful late novels—then fell seriously ill and returned to Australia. In the 1960s he lectured at universities in Australia and England, and lived in America on a Harkness fellowship. He published his second collection of verse, Outrider; the novel Tourmaline, on which critical opinion was divided; and his most popular fiction, The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea and Midnite. For years afterwards Stow produced mainly poetry, libretti and reviews. In 1969 he settled permanently in England: first in Suffolk, then in Essex, where he moved in 1981. He received the 1979 Patrick White Award. Randolph Stow died in 2010, aged seventy-four. A private man, a prodigiously gifted yet intermittently silent author, he has been hailed as ‘the least visible figure of that great twentieth-century triumvirate of Australian novelists whose other members are Patrick White and Christina Stead’. Praise for The Suburbs of Hell ‘Both a traditional murder mystery and a meditation on the random depredations of death.’ Australian Book Review ‘Poetic accuracy is only one aspect of a rich talent...Mr Stow has a narrative gift as well...He is, in fact a real novelist.’ Observer ‘A cleverly crafted whodunit... Stow is an example of the high calibre of Australian writers of yesterday. Many of these authors have been forgotten or perhaps overlooked. It’s pleasing to see that Text Publishing released this edition in 2015 and continue to foster some of Australia’s buried talents by re-publishing under Text Classics. For fans of the psychological thriller and those readers who enjoy a foray into a metaphorical tale, Stow delivers the goods.’ Salty Popcorn
Categories: Fiction

A General History of Voyages and Travels to the End of the 18th Century

A General History of Voyages and Travels to the End of the 18th Century

In the time of the Patan empire of Delhi , Lahore was only a village , Mooltan
being then a flourishing city , till Humaion thought proper to enlarge Lahore ,
which now , including its suburbs , is about six coss in extent . The castle or royal
town is ...

Author: Robert Kerr


ISBN: NYPL:33433003271578



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