exurb http://localhost/taxonomy/term/284/all en The collapse of rural cities http://localhost/2008/06/11/the-collapse-of-rural-cities <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden prose"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The advent of low-cost motoring and extension of expressways through rural areas made possible a form of urbanisation that few people had foreseen. Le Corbusier had dreamed the automobile to allow the working man to live in the country and work in the city. The suburbs made that dream real, or at least as far as the suburbs were a pastiche of the country. What the automobile did to radically transform <em>rural </em>landscapes was make it possible for someone to live in the country and work a hundred kilometers elsewhere in the country.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 11 Jun 2008 22:31:14 +0000 Mathieu Helie 99 at http://localhost