Variations of Suburbanism

Approaching a Global Phenomenon

ibidem Press

Variations of Suburbanism

Pub Date: October 2015

ISBN: 9783838207094

250 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $48.00

Variations of Suburbanism

Approaching a Global Phenomenon

ibidem Press

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.
Introduction: Variations of Suburbanism, by Barbara Schönig
Part I: (Re-)developing Suburban Spaces
Mapping Urban Landscapes—Between understanding, interpreting and negotiating, by Sigrun Langner
Challenge of maturation—Life cycles and patterns of change in suburban settlement space, by Jan Polívka
Designing suburban infrastructure: The A 40/ B1 Bochum, by Stefanie Bremer
Airport (Sub)Urbia—Transforming Berlin Brandenburg's periphery, by Johanna Schlaack
Part II: Suburban Spaces—Global Variations
Unfinished suburbanization—Leipzig between Suburbia, Creative City and Shrinking, by Arvid Krüger
A Big Gamble for "Greater Paris", by Elodie Vittu
Don't trust the idyll. Meritorious objectives and arguable substance in Dutch suburbia, by Holger Gladys
The dynamics of the Eastern European suburbs. Kazan, Kyiv and Bucharest, by Iana Korolova, Ion Alexandru Retegan and Iana Samakaeva
Suburban development in Argentina: a historical overview and the current trends. The case of Cordoba, by Carlos Grezzi, Monica Ramé, Christian Terreno and Regina Vidosa
Geographies of suburban transformation: the case of Amman, Jordan, by Mazen Alazazmeh
Changing Face of Suburbia: A Narrative of Indian Cities, by Priyambada Das and Vaishali Anavatti Satyamurthy
Authors

About the Author

Barbara Schönig is a professor of urban planning at the Bauhaus University Weimar.