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Edge City

Edge city is a term used to describe a concentration of shopping, business, and entertainment outside a traditional urban area in what had been a residential suburb or semi-rural community. Tom Wolfe first used the term in his 1968 novel The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. And later recognised by Joel Garreau in his book with the same name Edge City: Life on the New Frontier published 1991. The infrastructure of Edge cities is often formed and located close to airports, recognisable by more office space than living space, dominated by automobile-friendliness areas. Besides experienced rapid change over the last three decades.

Edge City three categories

  • Boomers
  • Greenfields
  • Uptown


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