ERIC Number: ED157960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Outer City: Geographical Consequences of the Urbanization of the Suburbs. Resource Paper No. 75-2.
Muller, Peter O.
Interrelated forces which have shaped the distribution of population in metropolitan areas, and the social geography of the suburbs in particular, are described in this work. Contemporary patterns and problems concerning the organization of social space in the outer city are reviewed. Suburbia's residential spatial structure is examined in terms of social and racial segregation. Individual paths whereby retailing and employment have dispersed through the outer city since 1960 are traced. The formation of "minicities" is described and their impact on suburban spatial organization is assessed. Consequences of these structural changes for metropolitan economic geogrpahy are discussed. An extensive bibliography on contemporary suburbia is also included in this document. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Blacks, Census Figures, Demography, Employment Patterns, Geographic Distribution, Human Geography, Metropolitan Areas, Neighborhood Integration, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Racial Segregation, Residential Patterns, Suburban Problems, Suburbs, Urban to Suburban Migration
Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20009
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC. Commission on College Geography.
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