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Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States

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This is a survey of gated communities in the US and their impacts on the societies where they are located. The authors suggest rational, reasonable ideas for building better communities without erecting fortresses. The book also includes testimony from residents of such communities.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Brookings Institution Press (first published September 1997)
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This was a brilliant little introduction to gated communities in the United States. Written over ten years ago it is clearly out of date, but gives a very good sense of the growing number and diversity of such communities, and the feelings of many people within them. I found that quite tragic really, though I already knew there was a whole lot of scared white folks out there, never mind the ones who find gates prestigious and proof they've arrived, and the others obsessed with their property val ...more
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