This list is simply a reference point for general sources in the field of suburbanization. While these works helped to provide a framework for articles on this site, it represents a small fraction of the total resources used. Most of the works focus on American suburbanization, as a definitive English-language resource on worldwide suburbia is not yet readily available. Nevertheless, a plethora of English-language information does exist on the suburban world of specific foreign cities and countries—albeit in the form of academic articles and online resources. For those interested in exploring a certain city or trend, please contact the author. Specialties include New York City, Paris, and Latin America.

Secondary Sources – Suburbanization 

Beauregard, Robert A.  When America Became Suburban.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.

Bruegmann, Robert.  Sprawl: A Compact History.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Fishman, Robert.  Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia.  New York: Basic Books, 1987.

Hayden, Dolores.  Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000. New York: Pantheon, 2003.

Jackson, Kenneth T.  Crabgrass Frontier.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Primary Sources – Suburbanization 

Garoogian, David, ed.  The Comparative Guide to American Suburbs.  Millerton, NY: Grey House, 3rd ed., 2005.

Nicolaides, Becky, ed, and Andrew Weise, ed.  The Suburb Reader.  London: Routledge, 2006.

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