Residential subdivision identity in metropolitan Phoenix

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Show simple item record Blake, Kevin S. Arreola, Daniel D. 2010-07-20T15:02:05Z 2010-07-20T15:02:05Z 2010-07-20T15:02:05Z
dc.description.abstract Residential subdivisions are often criticized for a lack of identity, yet this systematic analysis of subdivision names and landscape traits finds that identity actually flourishes in metropolitan Phoenix subdivisions. Identity varies according to the location and age 0f developments, as well as the residents' income level, race, and ethnicity. Subdivision names with environmental themes, especially height, have increased infrequency since 1973. Higherpriced areas set the standard for name themes that are then borrowed by middle-income neighborhoods. Field observations in twelve subdivisions reveal that personal landscape signatures, common in all developments, are more important for the projection of identity in lower-priced areas, whereas institutional signatures are more iften the distinguishing characteristic of higher-priced subdivisions. en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by Pamela J. Wilson, 5/19/2010. en_US
dc.subject Neighborhoods en_US
dc.subject Residential areas en_US
dc.subject Phoenix en_US
dc.title Residential subdivision identity in metropolitan Phoenix en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 35 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Landscape Journal en_US
dc.citation.spage 23 en_US
dc.citation.volume 15 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid kblake en_US

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