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"Beautiful Downtown Burbank" : Changing metropolitan geography in the modern West
Journal of the West
  • Carl Abbott, Portland State University
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  • City planning -- United States -- History -- 1945-,
  • Cities and towns -- Growth -- History -- 20th century,
  • Urban sociology
Focuses on the Western United States' leadership in city planning since World War II. Concepts of three competing ideas about the emerging form of decentralization or suburbanization; 'Urban realms'; 'Linear cities'; 'Go-board metropolis'; Opinion of historians and architectural experts; Illustration of several models for understanding the morphology of Western cities.

This is the publisher's final PDF. Originally published in Journal of the West 34:3 (Summer 1995). Copyright Journal of the West ©1995, reprinted with permission of ABC-CLIO, LLC.

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Abbott, C. (1995). "Beautiful Downtown Burbank": Changing metropolitan geography in the modern West. Journal Of The West, 34(3), 8-18.