Post-Suburban Europe

Planning and Politics at the Margins of Europe's Capital Cities
Author(s): 
Phelps, Nicholas A.
Author(s): 
Parsons, Nick
Author(s): 
Ballas, Dimitris
Author(s): 
Dowling, Andrew
ISBN: 
0230002129
Date published: 
April 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
240

Post-suburbia is a term that encapsulates a variety of contemporary urban forms, in particular the 'edge city' - a term used to describe the rapid growth of new urban centres at the edges of established major cities. Widely discussed in the US, very little has been written about European edge cities and this book provides a comparative analysis of examples in Greece, Spain, Paris, Finland and the UK, offering a theoretical analysis of the edge city and of post-suburban Europe.