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    The Suburb Reader Summary

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    In the book, “The Suburb Reader” by Becky W. Nicolaides and Andrew Wiese, while reading chapter 9, Postwar America, there were many things that got my attention while reading it. This chapter talks about how there was many Americans that move from the city to the suburban areas during that Great Depression and the World War II because of the economy status during this time. These wars made the housing shortage in a very crisis levels. During this time because of the need that all these Americans were facing, many of them needed it to live in hard conditions. For instance, “Millions of families were force to double up, while others found makeshift, grain bins, and converted chicken coops.” These were many of the reasons of why the Americans made a big change by moving from the city to the suburban areas.…

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    My Life In Chicago Suburbs

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    When most people think about the Chicago suburbs they tend to think of it as a better environment for their children to be raised in. Some parents even up root their entire lives to move their kids to the suburbs. All done in hopes of providing a better life for their children. By getting them away from the dangers of the inner city life style. In their minds they are leaving behind street gangs, a run-down school system, and drugs. There has always been a certain set of higher expectations of…

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    A Rhetorical Analysis on “Suburb or Nothing” in the Memphis Flyer What should the relationship be between the suburbs and the city? The very small editorial in the Memphis Flyer gives somewhat efficient details on the term “Suburb of Nothing” originated and quoted by Mayor Mick Cornett. The writer of the article in the Commercial Appeal’s, “Suburb of Nothing”, effectively argues his/her point via the use of organization, formal tone and appeals to authority. Doing so, the writer gives history,…

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    In Becky Nicolaides’ chapter titled, “How Hell Moved from the City to the Suburbs”, she gently and respectively rejects the perception of suburbia that most of American’s hold in their minds today. Inside this book, “The New Suburban History”, Nicolaides explains why the great urban scholars and writers of the 1950’s and 1960’s painted the wrong picture of the “hell” suburbia was and is seen today. Her opinion may be difficult to undercover in the beginning of her piece due to her mostly…

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    Toronto CMA Case Study

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    During the period conformed from 1961 to 2011, many fluctuations have occurred throughout the population of the Toronto CMA. Firstly, in 1961, there were just five Inner Suburbs around the central core as well as two outer suburbs. As time advanced, the population began to grow in different locations and scale. Through1971, the inception of outer suburbs was considerable and twelve new communities were constituted outside Metropolitan Toronto. In addition, Mississauga emerged as a big outer…

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    suburbia entails, a clear definition must be established. The Oxford dictionary defines a suburb as that an outlying district of a city, especially a residential one and suburbia as the suburbs or their inhabitants viewed collectively. Since the 1950s, a key goal for many Australians has been home ownership in the suburbs, however such an aspiration is changing in its desirability as reflected in declining home ownership rates in Australia over the last two decades . The reality of Australian…

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    and Promises (9/2011). It was an overview of how the American suburbs have changed since they were planned and built in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The changes that focused on were political, aging infrastructure, ethnic, social, and redevelopment with an emphasis on creating a more sustainable vision. Looking at the current condition of many suburbs, it became evident to the film maker that the suburb as designed and built was not a sustainable development. The film’s content and people interviewed…

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    Suburbia

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    Cities were seen as dark, over crowded and dirty this was due to coal fueling the inner city at the time of industrialization. The moral and physical decay of the city was a push factor to move to the suburbs, especially for the rich whom could afford nice houses and a healthy life style at the time. Rather than live in the hustle and bustle of the city people began to establish a life on the outskirts of the city where they could own land, a dog and raise a family. The appeal of this freedom…

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    Toronto Case Study

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    the financial, medical, and cultural hub of Canada, immigrants provide it with a much-needed workforce to continuously grow and expand the city. The highest population growth is in the outer suburbs, with cities like Brampton growing from less than 50,000 people to more than 500,000, fueled by its increasing share of immigrants (51%), its affordable housing, and proximity…

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    expansion of the suburbs. Levitt was known as “the General Motors of the housing industry.” Levitt’s idea was to use the principles of the assembly line from General Motors in home construction. The suburbs were known as “bedroom communities.” The suburbs were great for families who were raising children. After the Great Depression and World War II parents wanted to raise their children in a safe place and the suburbs were a great place to do this. The suburbs provided safe environments…

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