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 gated, preventing intrusion or inspection by outsiders. Num Pages: 208 pages, photographs. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JFSG; JKSB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 229 x 152 x 22. Weight in Grams: 27. . 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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 gated, preventing intrusion or inspection by outsiders. This debate has intensified since the hard cover edition of this book was published in 1997. Since then the number of gated communities has risen dramatically. In fact, new homes in over 40 percent of planned 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 of 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.
Product Description: This is a survey of gated communities in the US and their impacts on the societies where they are located. The authors suggest rational, reasonable ideas for building better communities without erecting fortresses. The book also includes testimony from residents of such communities.
Title: Fortress America
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Book Condition: New
Book Description Brookings Institution Press, 1997. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3111792
Book Description Brookings Institution Press, 1997. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9928787
Book Description Book Condition: Good. More than average wear and tear, but pages are readable. Owner inscription on inside page. Highlighting, notes and marks. Does not effect readability of text. Yellowing to pages - normal for age of paper stock. Stickers or sticker residue on the cover. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 3148QS000KQP
Book Description Brookings Institution Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG081571002X
Book Description Brookings Institution Press, 1997. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: All across the nation, Americans are forting up - retreating from their neighbors by locking themselves behind security-controlled walls, gates, and barriers. An estimated 8 million Americans live in gated communities today. These communities are most popular in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, Houston, New York, and Miami. This trend has become popular in both new suburban developments and older inner-city areas as residents seek refuge from the problems of urbanization. But what does it mean for the nation? Fortress America is the first sweeping study of the development and social impact of this rapidly growing phenomenon. While early gated communities were restricted to retirement villages and the compounds of the super-rich, today the majority are for the middle to upper-middle class. But even existing modest-income neighborhoods are using barricades and gates to seal themselves off. The book looks at the three main categories of gated communities and the reasons for their popularity: lifestylecommunities, including retirement communities, golf and country club leisure developments, and suburban new towns; prestige communities, including enclaves of the rich and famous, developments for high-level professionals, and executive home developments for the middle class, where the gates symbolize distinction and stature; and security zones, where fear of crime and outsiders is the main motivation for fortifications. They argue that gating does nothing to address the problems it is a response to. They propose alternatives, such as emphasizing crime prevention, controlling traffic in neighborhoods, designing new developments to encourage sustainable communities, and creating metropolitan regional planning governance. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_081571002X
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Book Description BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS, United States, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Architecture>Cityscape. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978081571002801. Bookseller Inventory # 17978081571002801
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Book Description Brookings Institution Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 8866563
Book Description Brookings Inst Press / Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Washington, D.C., / Cambridge, MA, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition first printing. Hardcover in full cloth with DJ. Condition fine, DJ fine, 8vo, XI + 209 pages, illustrated with b/w illustrations. DJ not clipped. No markings of any kind. Not a reminder 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003891