0845 474 4572
info@eurospanbookstore.com

Available: Usually despatched within 48 hours

Fortress America

Gated Communities in the United States

Edward J. Blakely (author) Mary Gail Snyder (author)

ISBN: 9780815710035

Publication Date: Aug 1999

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

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.
£20.50

Coming into stock: ships within 72 hours

  • Full Description
  • More Information
  • Author Biography
  • Customer Reviews
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.
Language English
Pages 208
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Aug 1999
Publisher Brookings Institution Press
Subject/s Politics & Government   Urban & municipal planning   Urban economics  
Edward J. Blakely is Dean of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Southern California, USA. 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.

Mary Gail Snyder is at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Post your comment

Eurospan Bookstore