Unplanned Suburbs

Unplanned Suburbs

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It is widely believed that only the growth of mass suburbs after World War II brought suburban living within reach of blue-collar workers, immigrants, and racial minorities. But in this original and intensive study of Toronto, Richard Harris shows that even prewar suburbs were socially and ethnically diverse, with a significant number of lower-income North American families making their homes on the urban fringe. In the United States and Canada, lack of planning set the stage for a uniquely North American tragedy. Unplanned Suburbs serves as a reminder of the dangers of unchecked suburban growth.On this basis a fundamental distinction can be made between owners and managers, on the one hand, and workers, on the ... In addition a distinction is usually made between manual (blue-collar) and nonmanual (white-collar) workers, anbsp;...

Title:Unplanned Suburbs
Author:Richard Harris
Publisher:JHU Press - 1999-10-07


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