Suburban Land Conversion in the United States: An Economic and Governmental Process

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CONTENTS
Forewordv
Acknowledgmentsvii
1
SCOPE, FOCUS, AND DESIGN OF THE BOOK1
Focus of the book1
Complexity of suburban land conversion2
General purpose of the study3
Design of the book4
Some major conclusions5
PART I : FORCES, PROCESSES, ACTORS
2
SOME MEASURES OF URBANIZATION13
Urbanization in the United States14
Classification of people by location15
Grain of study17
Governmental boundaries and land use data18
Definitions of man-land relationships25
U.S. data on land use29
Alternative ways of attaining intensities of land use30
3
POSTWAR URBANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES33
A massive population redistribution33
Socioeconomic changes since World War II37
Factors producing postwar suburbanization39
Federal programs as a stimulus to suburbanization41
Economic bases of the flight to suburbia44
4
THE NATURE OF THE URBAN IMPACT ON THE RURAL COUNTRYSIDE47
Land occupancy for urban purposes48
The shadow of the city50
Transportation as a land use51
Recreation as an urban impact upon rural countryside52
Exurbia53
Urban demand for rurally originated water54
Additional references55

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