Sprawling Places

David Kolb

The author contends that the suburbs and communities away from urban centers are actually more complex than you would think. They are blossoming centers of human activity. From the back cover: "Kolb agrees there is a lot not to like about many contemporary places, but to write them off simply as commodified “nonplaces” does not treat them critically. Ultimately, Kolb believes that human activity within a place is what defines it."