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This book is a systematic examination of the historical and current roles that cities and suburbs play in US metropolitan areas. It explores the history of cities and suburbs, their changing dynamics with each other, their growing diversity, the environmental consequences of their development, and finally the extent and nature of their decline and renewal.
Bernadette Hanlon is Research Analyst at the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA. Her research and teaching interests focus on the urban policy and issues of environmental sustainability. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. John Rennie Short is Professor of Public Policy and Geography at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. His main research and teaching interests are in urban issues, environmental concerns, and cartographic representation. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Bristol, UK. Thomas J. Vicino is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His research and teaching interests focus on the political economy of metropolitan regions. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
The new metropolitan landscape
The rise of the metropolis
The rise of the city
The rise of the suburban metropolis
The new metropolis
The new metropolitan model
Portraits of metropolitan diversity
The rise of immigrant suburbs
Suburbs in crisis
Metropolitan public policy
Growth management and environmental sustainability
Prospects and trajectories
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