Edge city: life on the new frontier

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Anchor Books, 1991 - Business & Economics - 548 pages
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First there was downtown. Then there were suburbs. Then there were malls. Then Americans launched the most sweeping change in 100 years in how they live, work, and play. The Edge City.

"Readable... a fascinating transcontinental tour... Mr. Garreau has the ability to categorize and clarify trends before they are apparent to the rest of us. His instincts are sharp, and his arguments are often persuasive... "Edge City.".. is a provocative introduction to demographic and business patterns that are likely to becom more important as the twenty-first century edges nearer." -- "New York Times Book Review."

"Superb reporting." -- "The Wall Street Journal."

"Fascinating... no one has explained the geographical, economic and sociological forces that have produced these 'new downtowns' as well as Garreau." -- "Washington Post."

"Edge cities are America's next urban frontier, and Garreau's book is the best new guide to the territory." -- "Plain Dealer."

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Probably would have received a 4 if I had read it before it became dated. Read full review

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Wow. It took me a while, but Joel Garreau's epic book on the state of suburban sprawl in the 1980s is just as thrilling as when it was published in 1992. Chock-full of perplexing, contradictory ... Read full review



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JOEL GARREAU is a student of culture, values and change. The author of the bestselling "Edge City: Life on the New Frontier "and" The Nine Nations of North America," he is a reporter and editor at "The Washington Po"st, a member of the scenario-planning organization Global Business Network, and has served as a senior fellow at George Mason University and the University of California at Berkeley. He has appeared on such national media as Good Morning America, Today, The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, NBC "Nightly News," ABC's "World News Tonight," and NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," He lives in Broad Run, Virginia.

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