Radical suburbs : experimental living on the fringes of the American city / Amanda Kolson Hurley.

Author
Hurley, Amanda Kolson [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
  • Cleveland, Ohio : Belt Publishing, 2019.
  • ©2019
Description
174 pages : illustrations, map ; 19 cm

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"American suburbs are not the homogeneous places we sometimes take them for. Today's suburbs are racially, ethnically, and economically diverse with as many Democratic as Republican voters, a growing population of renters, and rising poverty. The cliché of white picket fences is well past its expiration date. The history of suburbia is equally surprising: American suburbs were once fertile ground for utopian planning, communal living, socially-conscious design, and integrated housing. We have forgotten that we built suburbs like these, such as a co-housing commune near Pittsburgh, a tiny-house anarchist community in New Jersey, a government-planned garden city in the DC suburbs, and a racially integrated subdivision outside Philadelphia. Radical suburbs is a history that will help us remake the future and rethink our assumptions of suburbia"--Back cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-172).
Contents
Celibacy and co-housing on the suburban frontier -- The anarchists who took the commuter train -- The rise and fall of the New Deal's Garden City -- When the Bauhaus met the subdivision -- Integrating the suburbs at "Checkerboard Square" -- The fight over the soul of a new town.
ISBN
  • 9781948742368 ((paperback))
  • 1948742365 ((paperback))
OCLC
1054829823
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