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ERIC Number: ED103506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan-8
Pages: 11
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New Communities: A Bibliography.
Peterson, Emy M., Comp.
This is a selective, descriptive, annotated bibliography of 22 books, a few basic ones and the rest the most recent available. The emphasis is on good books. It is of projects in the United States. The publications are in the English language. The time span covered begins with Ebenezer Howard's work on the garden city and goes up to 1975 with a couple of books looking into the future. A list of 40 periodicals that contain literature on new communities with the most fruitful sources indicated concludes the bibliography. A new community is a form of urban planning designed to relocate populations away from large cities by grouping homes, hospital, industry, and cultural, recreational, and shopping centers to form new, relatively autonomous cities or towns. In the United States there are about 30 of these large-scale developments in progress. Until recently housing developers have concentrated their attention on architectural and economic aspects, but now there is a shift in attention to study the social aspects involved. The idea that the physical environment is a major determinant of society and culture is questioned. The issues of job security, work satisfaction, adequate income, family life, the avoidance of social isolation, peace of mind, and mobility are more pressing than those of the physical environment. This bibliography is directed toward exploration of just such issues. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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