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Boomburbs the rise of America"s accidental cities by Robert Lang

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Published by Brookings Institution Press in Washington, DC .
Written in English

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StatementRobert E. Lang, Jennifer B. LeFurgy.
LC ClassificationsHT
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 212 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22758230M
ISBN 109780815751144

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  The book offers another category, “baby boomburbs,” for places with the above characteristics but a population betw and , Although boomburbs have plenty of office, retail, and light industrial space, few of them contain edge cities. The majority of these cities, as this book shows, are in fact overgrown suburbs. The chapter ends with a look beyond and a short discussion on what forces may constrain the future development of boomburbs. The new boomburbs of will mostly be found in rapidly expanding parts of major.   This book also tracks, in addition to boomburbs, a category of fast-growing suburban city, the baby boomburb. It meets the same boomburb growth qualifications; however, it ranges in size f to , residents as of the : original Boomburbs neighborhoods began growing in the s and continued through the peak of the housing boom. Most of those neighborhoods are fully developed now. This is an affluent market but with a higher proportion of mortgages. Rapid growth still distinguishes the Boomburbs neighborhoods, although the boom is more subdued nowFile Size: 1MB.

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