Variations of Suburbanism: Approaching a Global Phenomenon by Barbara SchönigVariations of Suburbanism: Approaching a Global Phenomenon by Barbara Schönig

Variations of Suburbanism: Approaching a Global Phenomenon

EditorBarbara Schönig

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Considered to be sub-ordinated and sub-prime to the city, suburban areas receive little attention by researchers and designers. However, it is the rapidly growing areas outside central cities that pose the biggest questions of the urban millennium: How can the scattered patchwork of urban areas and social spaces linked by networks of highways and public transportation function as a sustainable and livable urban environment? Answering this question requires understanding suburban spaces as heterogeneous urban areas with distinct local characteristics, qualities, and problems.

Following this path, Variations of Suburbanism explores the formation, characteristics, and trends of suburban areas all over the world. It provides insights on common features and differences of suburban governance, design, and infrastructure and discusses strategies to understand and design suburban areas in an increasingly suburbanizing world.

Barbara Schönig is a professor of urban planning at the Bauhaus University Weimar.
Title:Variations of Suburbanism: Approaching a Global PhenomenonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.68 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:ibidem PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Variations of Suburbanism, by Barbara SchönigPart I: (Re-)developing Suburban SpacesMapping Urban Landscapes-Between understanding, interpreting and negotiating, by Sigrun LangnerChallenge of maturation-Life cycles and patterns of change in suburban settlement space, by Jan PolívkaDesigning suburban infrastructure: The A 40/ B1 Bochum, by Stefanie BremerAirport (Sub)Urbia-Transforming Berlin Brandenburg's periphery, by Johanna SchlaackPart II: Suburban Spaces-Global VariationsUnfinished suburbanization-Leipzig between Suburbia, Creative City and Shrinking, by Arvid KrügerA Big Gamble for "Greater Paris", by Elodie VittuDon't trust the idyll. Meritorious objectives and arguable substance in Dutch suburbia, by Holger GladysThe dynamics of the Eastern European suburbs. Kazan, Kyiv and Bucharest, by Iana Korolova, Ion Alexandru Retegan and Iana SamakaevaSuburban development in Argentina: a historical overview and the current trends. The case of Cordoba, by Carlos Grezzi, Monica Ramé, Christian Terreno and Regina VidosaGeographies of suburban transformation: the case of Amman, Jordan, by Mazen AlazazmehChanging Face of Suburbia: A Narrative of Indian Cities, by Priyambada Das and Vaishali Anavatti SatyamurthyAuthors