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The expression "exurb" (for "extra-urban") was coined in the 1950s, by Auguste Comte Spectorsky in his book "The Exurbanites", to describe the ring of prosperous rural communities beyond the suburbs that, due to availability via the new high-speed limited-access highways, were becoming dormitory communities for an urban area. The 1950s were the decade that traditionally speaking, spanned the years 1950 through 1959. ... Rural sociology is a field of sociology associated with the study of life in small towns and the country. ... Sociologists have identified a number of different types of rural communities, which have arisen as a result of changing economic trends within rural regions of industrial nations. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Highway in Pennsylvania, USA A highway is a major road designed for automobile travel that connects cities, places, other highways, or other significant points of interest. ...


Exurbs are not unique to the United States. They are also found in other land-rich developed countries, notably Canada and Australia.


Not all exurbs are wealthy. Depending on local circumstances, some exurbs (like those found in the Inland Empire east of Los Angeles) can demonstrate higher poverty levels than other "closer-in" suburbs of their respective metropolitan regions. The Inland Empire and its regions within For residents of Southern California, the Inland Empire is a popular informal name for a region located in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

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Then and now

Commuters from early exurbs, such as the end of Philadelphia's Main Line and Upper Westchester County, New York, reached the city center via commuter rail and parkway systems. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Philadelphia Founded Incorporated October 27, 1682 October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 369. ... The Main Line is a collection of affluent towns in suburban Philadelphia named after the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad (currently Amtraks Keystone Corridor and SEPTAs R5 line). ... Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... For other uses, see Parkway (disambiguation). ...


Today's exurbs are comprised of small neighborhoods in otherwise bucolic areas, towns, and (comparatively) small cities. Some lie in the outer suburbs of an urbanized area, but a few miles of rural, wooded, or agricultural land separates many exurbs from the suburbs. Exurbs that originated independently of the major city to which many residents commute may feature some cultural institutions or universities of their own. Others, by contrast, consist almost exclusively of commuters and lack the historical and cultural traditions of more established cities.


Although not on the list of exurbs below, some communities that lie outside the city proper of a metropolitan area could also be considered exurbs, whereas those inside are often known as suburbs. Many suburbs within the metropolitan city proper enjoyed their greatest growth in the post World War II period and slowed down subsequently; extensive development is now (since the 1990s) occurring outside of metro. There have also been significant growth differences between inside and outside metro boundaries; many developments typical of exurbs such as big box retailers lie just on the outside. This could be due to suburbs being constrained by pro-urban inner-city politics while communities outside have far fewer restrictions on development.


Planning

Many environmentalists, architects, and urban planners consider exurbs to be manifestations of poor or distorted planning. Extremely low densities - often featuring large lots and "McMansions" - create heavy car dependency {a very deliberate design choice}. This also makes the construction of municipal infrastructure and deployment of services unusually costly and inefficient. Such communities typically include big box stores and large shopping malls, but lack amenities such as parks and cultural institutions. Nevertheless, relatively cheap land and low taxes fuel rapid economic and population growth in many exurbs. Middle class families with children are attracted to the ample space and low costs found in these areas. Bold textHello ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... Urban planners work with local governments to formulate plans for the short- and long-term growth and renewal of urban and suburban communities. ... Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the worlds largest cities. ... A McMansion in Needham, Massachusetts, emulating a modest farmhouse original construction on the right and a grandiose later addition to the left, simulating local historic buildings that evolved by accretion in the 18th and 19th centuries A California flat top McMansion with indefinite architectural references An Arizona McMansion incorporating extensive... Big box store is a colloquial term used to describe a retail store housed in a rectangular, one-floor building with a high ceiling. ... The King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest in the world, located in Pennsylvania, United States For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... An Australian park A park is any of a number of geographic features. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ...


"They begin as embryonic subdivisions of a few hundred homes at the far edge of beyond, surrounded by scrub. Then, they grow - first gradually, but soon with explosive force - attracting stores, creating jobs and struggling to keep pace with the need for more schools, more roads, more everything. And eventually, when no more land is available and home prices have skyrocketed, the whole cycle starts again, another 15 minutes down the turnpike." [1]


On Paradise Drive

In his book On Paradise Drive, conservative writer David Brooks commented on the massive growth of American exurbs in the 1990s and early 2000s, and noted that these communities are now dependent on industries contained in office parks in the suburbs rather than in the city center, producing (and attracting) populations with no connection to urban city life. Brooks attributes the victory of George W. Bush in the 2004 election to votes from exurbs and states his belief that the Democratic Party failed in connecting with voters in exurbs. Conservatism or political conservatism is any of several historically related political philosophies or political ideologies. ... David Brooks David Brooks (born August 11, 1961) is a columnist for The New York Times who has become one of the prominent voices of conservative politics in the United States. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from 2000 and 2001. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An industrial park is an area of land set aside for industrial development. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ...


Example exurbs

All these examples are debatable; some consider them to be suburbs and some consider them to be separate independent urban areas. Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ...


United States

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Australia

Melton is a satellite city outside Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Pakenham is a town 56 km south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, currently growing rapidly and in the process of becoming a suburb of Melbourne. ... Sunbury is a town in located in Victoria, Australia. ... Werribee is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... This article is about Craigieburn in Melbourne, Australia. ... Mount Barker is a town in the Mount Lofty Ranges, 40 kilometres from Adelaide, South Australia at 35°04′ S 138°51′ E. Mount Barker was founded in 1834. ... Penrith is a suburb in the City of Penrith in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Narellan is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... The Central Coast is a region in the Australian state of New South Wales, lying on the coastline north of Sydney and south of Newcastle. ... Mandurah (32°31′S 115°43′E) is a satellite city 50 minutes (72 km) south of Perth, Western Australia. ... Ipswich is a city and Local Government Area situated on the Bremer River in South East Queensland, Australia. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...

See also

The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Urban sprawl (also: suburban sprawl) is a term for the rapid and expansive growth of a greater metropolitan area, traditionally suburbs (or exurbs) over a large area. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...

References

  • Rybczynski, Witold (Nov. 7, 2005). "Suburban Despair". Slate.

Slate is an online news and culture magazine created in 1996 by former The New Republic editor Michael Kinsley and owned by Microsoft (as part of MSN). ...

External links

  • "The Exurbanites" ISBN 0425723942
  • The New York Times: Living Large, by Design, in Middle of Nowhere article on Exurbs. (Registration required)

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