The New Metropolitan Reality in the US: Rethinking the Traditional Model

  title={The New Metropolitan Reality in the US: Rethinking the Traditional Model},
  author={Bernadette Hanlon and Thomas J. Vicino and John Rennie Short},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  pages={2129 - 2143}
This paper critically evaluates the traditional metropolitan model of an urban core and a homogeneous suburban ring. Using place data from the US Bureau of the Census from 1980 to 2000, it examines 1639 suburbs from a sample of 13 metropolitan areas in the US. Poor, manufacturing, Black and immigrant suburbs are identified to show that metropolitan areas are less a simple dichotomous structure and more a mosaic of very diverse suburban places. The results suggest the need for more subtle… 

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