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A postsuburban world? An outline of a research agenda

NA Phelps, AM Wood, DC Valler

Environment and Planning A | SAGE Publications | Published : 2010

Abstract

The emergence over the last 30-40 years of what is variously termed edge city, edgeless, and postsuburban development in North America and elsewhere raises a set of challenges for urban theory and existing ways of understanding the politics of urban growth and management. These challenges and their global import have been outlined in their broadest terms by members of a 'Los Angeles School'. In this paper we try to develop the detail of some of these challenges in ways that might allow for comparative analysis. We begin by considering three analytical dimensions along which distinctively postsuburban settlements might be identified. These dimensions are not without their limitations but we r..

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