Edge City: Life on the New Frontier

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Anchor Books, 1992 - Social Science - 548 pages
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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EDGE CITY: Life on the New Frontier

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After the suburbanization of America in the 50's, when people followed new highways out to new one-family homes, came the malling of America in the 60's and 70's and then, in the 80's, the high- rise ... Read full review

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Garreau's rather indifferently written tome, originally produced as a series of Washington Post articles, describes the phenomenon of Edge Cities that have sprung up in various areas of the nation ... Read full review

Contents

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The Color of Money
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Present at Creation
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Joel Garreau, a Washington Post staff writer, is the author of the bestselling The Nine Nations of North America. He is also a principal in The Edge City Group, an organization dedicated to making better communities out of Edge Cities nationwide.

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