About this issue

Issue number
Volume 41 – Number 4
144 pages

Summary

Participants in the recent international and interdisciplinary project, ‘Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network’, examine the significance of culture in shaping and reflecting the suburban built environment. Their articles consider suburbs from Australia to Norway, Ireland to Canada, and England to Lebanon, tracing historical precedents, present day experience and anticipating the direction and effects of future policy.

 

suburbs, culture, urban studies

Suburban Spaces, Suburban Cultures

Participants in the recent international and interdisciplinary project, ‘Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network’, examine the significance of culture in shaping and reflecting the suburban built environment. Their articles consider suburbs from Australia to Norway, Ireland to Canada, and England to Lebanon, tracing historical precedents, present day experience and anticipating the direction and effects of future policy.

 

Contents

  • Suburban Spaces, Suburban Cultures
    Paul Burton and Jo Gill
  • Spatial Subversion in Eighteenth-Century Dublin: The Suburban Design Practices of the Fitzwilliam Estate
    Finola O’Kane
  • Building the Sacred in Suburbia: Improvisation, Reinvention and Innovation
    Claire Dwyer, David Gilbert and Nazneen Ahmed
  • Legal Chaos: Sprawl in the Lebanese Suburb
    Maroun G. Kassab
  • The Australian Good Life: The Fraying of a Suburban Template
    Paul Burton
  • Towards a Morphology of Public Space in Suburban Dublin
    Mary P. Corcoran and Michael K. Hayes
  • The Construction of a Suburb: Ideology, Planning and Everyday Life in Skjettenbyen
    Per Gunnar Røe
  • Building Sand Castles in Dutch Suburbia: From New-frontier Pioneering to Diversifying Aspirations
    Yannis Tzaninis
  • Living on the Edge: Building a Sub/Urban Region
    Allan Cochrane, Bob Colenutt and Martin Field
  • Towers in the Park, Bungalows in the Garden: Peripheral Densities, Metropolitan Scales and the Political Cultures of Post-Suburbia
    Roger Keil
  • Publication Reviews

Cover images: (front) Solar settlement in Vauban, Freiberg. (Photo: CC Claire7373); (back) Allotments in the Affoltern area of Zurich (Photo: Roland zh)