Hopefully, as edge cities begin to mature, they will become more livable places.
Although the subject urban planning could be a pretty slow read, Garreua's training as a journalist shows and his prose make an easy and enjoyable read.
His writing style reminds me of Jane Jacobs and her classic "Death and Life of Great American Cities."
Edge City is an older book which describes the growth of "Edge Cities" which are basically areas outside of major cities which have taken on a life of their own. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gene Bowker
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The book, as aptly panned in another review here, vacillates back and forth between utter admiration for Edge Cities and veiled disgust for their existence. Read morePublished on February 16, 2009 by Jason Stokes
It is interesting to read this book again with the benefit of some history since it was first written. Read morePublished on January 31, 2005 by R. J Sharpe
This was the first book on cities and planning I ever read, and I was captivated through most of it. Read morePublished on April 19, 2004 by Maddi Hausmann Sojourner
Although this book is over a decade old, it is still a classic on why suburban sprawl is unstoppable, and why those trying to recreate 1920s-style downtowns are doomed to failure. Read morePublished on October 16, 2003 by saskatoonguy
I first bought this book back when it first came out in 1992. I've lent it out to numerous friends and acquaintances over the following years and it always provoked good... Read morePublished on April 27, 2002 by Richard Quarles
Joel Garreau is a good story teller about life on the new suburban frontier. His writing style reminds me of Jane Jacobs and her classic "Death and Life of Great American Cities. Read morePublished on April 12, 2002 by Dick Bjornseth
Mr. Garreau writes an insightful and balanced book on the new 'cities' that are growing up almost overnight around our old cities. Read morePublished on February 6, 1998 by email@example.com