- 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.