exurban

Exurbia

(aka Edge City, subSuburbia, sprawl, outta control, psychick death zones): that newly expanded, resurfaced and subsubcontracted housing areas that aren’t really near anything, except the highway.

These are evidence of continued flight from the urban zones by the almost affluent. Requiring a car as they usually have no sidewalks, the exurban neighborhood is a psychological battlefield that pits “neighbour” against “neighbour” in non-communication assaults, assumptive competition and hyperreal conspicuous consumerism.

A word to the wise: do not go there except with the most profound sense of caprice and beatitude.

from monoculartimes.co.uk

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