boomburb

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boomburb

(ˈbuːmbɜːb)
n
a large suburb experiencing rapid population growth
[blend of boom1 + suburb]
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1) Edge cities, edgeless cities, exurbs, boomburbs, metroburbs, development corridors, and nodes represent a new phase in the history of the city.
Dubbed "accidental cities", not because they lack planning, but because they are composed of communities that have grown into one another even though few anticipated as much happening, these boomburbs lack the large downtown areas of other cities, and aren't as pedestrian-friendly as most other suburbs.
88) Most boomburbs are located in the Sun Belt, many are overgrown master planned communities, and some did not even exist a few decades ago.
Suggesting that these "boomburbs" have been neglected in the field of metropolitan studies, the authors (the co- director and former deputy director of the Metropolitan Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) offer a profile of America's 56 boomburbs and 86 baby boomburbs (those with the same growth characteristics but only 50,000-100,000 in population as of 2000).
The effects of these forces sometimes have far reaching ramifications--from the "cappuccino" gentrification of the rural West--to the so-called boomburbs around metro areas like Miami and Dallas.
Many boomburbs are cities that don't look like traditional cities -- void of a centralized downtown, skyline and lacking any local identity or national visibility.
Many boomburbs now rival central cities in population.
Boomburbs differ from traditional central cities and older satellite cities in that they almost always lack a dense business core.
The boomburbs are elusive and not yet fully part of the public policy debate," says Stacey Davis, president and CEO of the Fannie Mae Foundation.
The study defines boomburbs as fast-growing suburban cities with populations of 100,000 or more.
Because of water districting and large master-planned communities, most boomburbs have emerged in the West and in the Los Angles area in particular.