Sociology: edge city
... “Today, we have moved our means of creating wealth, the essence of urbanism - our jobs - out to where most of us have lived and shopped for two generations. That has led to the rise of Edge City.” (Garreau, 1991, p. 4) Here Joel Garreau is referring to the latest American urban phenomena ‘edge cities’.
Edge cities are urban commercial centers that have developed at major suburban freeway interchanges around America. Such cities are no longer considered as suburbia “because at 9 in the morning, people no longer leave them, but rather head toward them to go to work. They have all the functions a city ever had. They are not sub-anything.”(Garreau, 1999, p.A1)
The common features describing an edge c...