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Unformatted text preview: Jackson, Chapter 15: The Loss of Community in Metropolitan America Citizen identification with the city is now less than it was more than a century ago—part of the fragmentation of metropolitan America o Although cities in the past also had problems, they were sources of local and regional pride o Meaning of suburban has shifted from relationship with city to distinction from city Names no longer refer to central city Street names that idolize “quiet repose” rather than commercial importance; departure from numbered, straight streets; desire to market houses according to the suburban ideal • Numbered streets used to be prestigious indicator of urbanity, proximity to CBD o Sports teams: many newer teams no longer include city names New Jersey Nets, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Golden State Warriors, New England Patriots o Automobile has played a primary role, but there are other large factors Factor 1: The Polarization of the Metropolis o As suburbs drew off wealthy and middle class, central cities became identified...
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- Winter '07
- front yard, central cities, Metropolitan America Citizen, regard central cities