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"This lively, original, and perceptive book enables us to see a new form of city where previous observers had seen only suburban sprawl. These 'accidental cities' that Lang and LeFurgy call 'boomburbs' not only challenge our traditional concept of the urban; the fate of the boomburbs will increasingly determine the future of metropolitan America." ¿Robert Fishman, Taubman College of Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan|
"Robert E. Lang has become one of America's best commentators on the vast urban territory outside of the traditional city center. In this book, he and Jennifer LeFurgy explore a group of new cities sprouting in the suburbs that is changing our very definition of what it means to be urban. Deploying acute first-hand observation, ingenious research, and a fondness for neologisms, they provide excellent insight into topics ranging from the demographic diversity of the 'New Brooklyns' to the exclusive governance of the 'cluburbs.'" ¿Robert Bruegmann, professor of art history, architecture, and urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of Sprawl: A Compact History