The Hub's Metropolis
The Hub's Metropolis, by James O'Connell - 326 pages (hardcover) ©2013, $35.00
This work is the first comprehensive overview of Boston’s suburban development, from the country estates to suburban sprawl to smart growth. It provides context for the region’s contemporary planning efforts, including climate change and the global information economy. O’Connell combines the perspectives of a historian and a Massachusetts urban planner.