Perhaps the most important demographic and social transformation that has occurred in the United States in the past fifty years has been mass suburbanization. As some of the more astute commentators on suburban development have argued, these shifts in population have been accompanied by political and social changes, utterly reconfiguring the nature of civic interaction in the country. Government subsidized loans for white middle-class home buyer transformed the uburban landscape and provided the impetus for the construction of a very different lived environment than had heretofore existed.1 The post-World War II suburb was arranged around the single-family home, transportation by private automobile, a paradigm of mixed zoning that separated residential, occupational, and consumptive spaces, and a general ethos of expansion that has been translated into the derisive moniker of suburban "sprawl."
Bartling, Hugh E.
"Disney's Celebration, the Promise of New Urbanism, and the Portents of Homogeneity,"
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