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Fortress America : Gated Communities in the United States

Fortress America : Gated Communities in the United States - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0815710035

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ISBN13: 978-0815710035
ISBN10: 0815710038
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Published: 1997
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Fortress America : Gated Communities in the United States - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0815710035

Edward J. Blakely and Mary Gail Snyder

ISBN13: 978-0815710035
ISBN10: 0815710038
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Brookings Institution

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

Gated communities are a new "hot button" in many North American cities. From Boston to Los Angeles and from Miami to Toronto citizens are taking sides in the debate over whether any neighborhood should be walled and gates, preventing intrusion or inspection by outsiders. This debate has intensified since the hard cover edition of this book was published in 1997. Since hen the number of gated communities has risen dramatically. In fact, new homes on over 40 percent of panned developments are gated n the West, the South, and southeastern parts of the United States.

Opposition to this phenomenon is growing too. In the small and relatively homogenous town or Worcester, Massachusetts, a band of college students from Brown University and the University of Chicago picketed the Wexford Village in November of 1998 waving placards that read "Gates Divide." These students are symbolic of a much larger wave of citizens asking questions about the need for and the social values of gates that divide one portion of a community from another.

Author Bio

Blakely, Edward J. : University of Southern California

Edward J. Blakely is Dean of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Southern California. His previous books include Planning Local Economic Development (Sage, 1994) and Separate Societies (Temple, 1993), winner of the 1994 Paul Davidoff award for the best book in planning.


Snyder, Mary Gail : University of California-Berkeley

Mary Gail Snyder is at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Photographs Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Book



Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Forting Up

Chapter 2: The Search for Community

Chapter 3: Gates to Paradise: Lifestyle Communities

Chapter 4: I Have a Dream: The Prestige Communities

Chapter 5: Enclaves of Fear: Security Zone Communities

Chapter 6: You Can Run, But You Can't Hide

Chapter 7: Not-So-Brave New World

Chapter 8: Building Better Communities


Appendix
Notes
References
Index

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