HOW DO YOU LIKE LIVING IN A PLANNED COMMUNITY?

THE ADULTS SURVEYED, REPRESENTING A CROSS-SECTION OF THE RESIDENTS OF THEIR COMMUNITIES, WERE ASKED THEIR GENERAL VIEWS AND FEELINGS ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITIES, AND SPECIFIC ATTITUDES TOWARD PARTICULAR ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITIES. INTERVIEWS WERE RESTRICTED TO PEOPLE LIVING IN TOWNHOUSES AND DETACHED SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES TO AVOID THE EXTREMES OF AGE FOUND IN RESIDENTS OF APARTMENTS. THE INTENSITY AND CAUSES OF SATISFACTION VARIED BETWEEN THE THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF PLANNING WHICH APPEARED IN THE SIX SUBURBAN COMMUNITIES SELECTED FOR THE BULK OF THE INTERVIEWING. COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, AND RESTON, VIRGINIA, WERE HIGHLY PLANNED; CROFTON, MARYLAND, AND MONTPELIER, MARYLAND, (BOTH EQUIDISTANT FROM BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON, D. C.) WERE MODERATELY PLANNED; AND NORBECK, MARYLAND (NEAR WASHINGTON, D. C.), AND SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN (NEAR DETROIT), WERE LESS PLANNED. IN ADDITION, INTERVIEWS WERE TAKEN IN TWO NEW HIGHLY PLANNED, INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES, LAFAYETTE-ELMWOOD IN DETROIT, AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON D. C.; AND IN TWO OLDER COMMUNITIES IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY, RADBURN, WHICH IS HIGHLY PLANNED, AND GLEN ROCK, WHICH IS LESS PLANNED. /UL/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 31, No 1, PP 3-13, 1 FIG, 1 TAB, PHOTS
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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  • Serial:
    • Urban Land
    • Publisher: Urban Land Institute
    • ISSN: 0042-0891

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  • Accession Number: 00240080
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 24 1972 12:00AM