Good Neighborhoods: A Study of In-Town and Suburban Residential Environments (Hardcover)

Author: Sidney Brower

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Examines the types of neighborhoods that people regard as good places to live and develops a typology for quality urban and suburban environments that are pleasing and workable.


Publisher Praeger
Mfg Part# 9780275951818
SKU 30749680
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0275951812
Release Date 11/10/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1T
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Editors Note What makes a "good neighborhood"? Can one neighborhood be good for all people? Brower's study examines the variable image of the ideal residential area in contemporary and earlier writings, from utopian visions and popular media to historical records and the findings of social science research. Brower identifies four common "ideal" neighborhood types, each providing a distinct and specific residential experience that suits a particular way of life. He details the characteristics of each of these "good neighborhoods," and argues that their coexistence in a single urban environment is not only possible, but desirable; it creates a healthy variety of residential areas that, together, suit the needs and desires of different urban dwellers. This absorbing and timely study will be of interest to scholars and professionals in urban studies, urban design and planning, environmental studies, environment psychology, and sociology.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0232
Publisher Praeger
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