Sociology: edge city
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...afternoon (it has more jobs than bedrooms) 4. It is perceived by the population as one place (the place “has it all;” employment, shopping, recreation, etc.) 5. It was nothing like a “city” as recently as thirty years ago (it developed in a vacuum)
There are presently approximately 200 edge cities existing and developing on American highways. According to Garreau Tysons Corner, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. is a typical edge city. Edge cities... Edge “Today, we have moved our means of creating wealth, the essence of urbanism - our jobs - out to where most of us have lived and shopped for two generations. That has led to the rise of Edge City.” (Garreau, 1991, p. 4) Here Joel Garreau is referring to ...