Edge City

Edge City

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First there was downtown. Then there were suburbs. Then there were malls. Then Americans launched the most sweeping change in 100 years in how they live, work, and play. The Edge City. qReadable... a fascinating transcontinental tour... Mr. Garreau has the ability to categorize and clarify trends before they are apparent to the rest of us. His instincts are sharp, and his arguments are often persuasive... qEdge City.q.. is a provocative introduction to demographic and business patterns that are likely to becom more important as the twenty-first century edges nearer.q -- qNew York Times Book Review.q qSuperb reporting.q -- qThe Wall Street Journal.q qFascinating... no one has explained the geographical, economic and sociological forces that have produced these 'new downtowns' as well as Garreau.q -- qWashington Post.q qEdge cities are America's next urban frontier, and Garreau's book is the best new guide to the territory.q -- qPlain Dealer.qA page made up at the papersa#39; headquarters is scanned by laser and transformed into computer code that is then transmitted to Sterling ... After meeting your peculiar specifications, he puts the door on a truck to ship it a thousand miles. ... of computer screens, the more corporations realize that they do not need to transport all their employees to expensive central locations. ... But Ford wanted to locate some jobs in the old downtown, at least partially to demonstrate its civic commitment.

Title:Edge City
Author:Joel Garreau
Publisher:Anchor - 1991


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