Suburban Form: An International Perspective

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Brenda Case Scheer, Kiril Stanilov
Routledge, Sep 2, 2003 - Architecture - 272 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The changing form of suburbs
13
Complexity and contradiction in the aging early postwar
38
Morphological diversity in the squatter settlements of Rio
61
Understanding the elements and the patterns
73
a study of the transformation
102
a retrospective on public housing
127
from
148
the evolution of a regional shopping center
177
The reconstruction of the suburbs
203
Suburban morphology and Portlands urban growth boundary
223
mechanisms tensions and results
241
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