Gated Communities provides a historic, socio-political and
contemporary cultural perspective of gated communities. In doing so
it offers a different lens through which to view the historical
vernacular background of this now global phenomenon. The book
presents a collection of new writing on the issue by an
international and interdisciplinary group of contributors. The
authors review current thinking on gated communities and consider
the sustainability issues that these contemporary 'lifestyle'
communities raise. The authors argue that there are links that can
be drawn between the historic gated homesteads and cities, found in
much of the world, and today's Western-style secure complexes.
Global examples of gated communities, and their historical context,
are presented throughout the book. The authors also comment on how
sustainability issues have impacted on these communities. The book
concludes by considering how the historic measures up with the
contemporary in terms of sustainability function, and aesthetic.
|Country of origin:
• Ola Uduku
||Electronic book text
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