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Snyder, Mary Gail

Works: 6 works in 32 publications in 2 languages and 3,188 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HT169.59.U6, 307.76
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Gail Snyder
Fortress America : gated communities in the United States by Edward J Blakely( )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All across the nation, Americans are forting up - retreating from their neighbors by locking themselves behind security-controlled walls, gates, and barriers. An estimated 8 million Americans live in gated communities today. These communities are most popular in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, Houston, New York, and Miami. This trend has become popular in both new suburban developments and older inner-city areas as residents seek refuge from the problems of urbanization. But what does it mean for the nation? Fortress America is the first sweeping study of the development and social impact of this rapidly growing phenomenon. While early gated communities were restricted to retirement villages and the compounds of the super-rich, today the majority are for the middle to upper-middle class. But even existing modest-income neighborhoods are using barricades and gates to seal themselves off. The book looks at the three main categories of gated communities and the reasons for their popularity: lifestyle communities, including retirement communities, golf and country club leisure developments, and suburban new towns; prestige communities, including enclaves of the rich and famous, developments for high-level professionals, and executive home developments for the middle class, where the gates symbolize distinction and stature; and security zones, where fear of crime and outsiders is the main motivation for fortifications. They argue that gating does nothing to address the problems it is a response to. They propose alternatives, such as emphasizing crime prevention, controlling traffic in neighborhoods, designing new developments to encourage sustainable communities, and creating metropolitan regional planning governance
Opportunity for all : growth, equity, and land use planning for California's future by Mary Gail Snyder( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The formalization of informal neighborhood relationships and spaces : gated housing develpments, community, and control by Mary Gail Snyder( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research is a study of selected aspects of the growing trend toward the formalization of aspects of neighborhood social structure and physical space that previously were, and are still largely, conceived of in popular discourse and imagination as informal in part or in whole. In particular, neighborhood governance, communal or mutual safety, the concept of community itself, and the physical spaces of neighborhood, including sidewalks and streets, are being formalized in both legal and physical ways that define, structure, and give rise to significant changes in their creation, their maintenance, their shape in popular conception, their role as lived experience, and in their social and individual usage. This general movement is clearly seen in the phenomenon of gated housing developments. For example, informal structures of neighborhood cohesion such as neighboring relationships, communal traditions, and shared values are formalized through neighborhood associations, and then further into homeowner associations structured through deed restrictions and covenants. Spaces are formalized physically and socially from being defined, experienced and controlled through social norms and informal controls, into gated and fenced territories with access restricted and entry and use governed by legal stricture and physical barriers. The study examines this formalization of informal spaces and relationships through exploratory and descriptive field study of gated developments across the United States, including focus group and informant interviews and a survey of homeowner association boards. It concludes that the phenomenon of gated housing developments, best understood through the aspirations and expectation of control and community of the residents, do not meet these expectations through the addition of or transition to formal mechanisms and structures
Gēteddo komyuniti : Beikoku no yōsai toshi by Edward J Blakely( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Housing in the tenderloin : issues in preserving affordability by Mary Gail Snyder( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist theory and planning theory : lessons from feminists epistemologies by Mary Gail Snyder( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.10 (from 0.09 for Fortress A ... to 0.83 for Gēteddo k ...)

Fortress America : gated communities in the United States
Alternative Names
Gail Snyder, Mary

Snyder, Mary G.

Snyder, Mary Gail

ماري جيل سنايدر

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