"Reforming Suburbia is a fascinating book. Forsyth examines the planned new towns of Columbia, Irvine, and The Woodlands through dozens of interviews with developers, designers, and residents as well as extensive archival research. She tackles complex public and private investments and asks how negotiations proceeded between government and real estate developers, all the while keeping an eye on the issues of race, gender, environmental sustainability, and marketing. This is required reading for anyone interested in the practice of American urban development."--Dolores Hayden, author of Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000 "Ann Forsyth significantly enriches the fields of planning and architectural history with her thorough analysis of the social, ecological, and economic successes and shortcomings of these three prominent new communities. She offers valuable insights and wonderfully captures the idealistic spirit of the late 1960s and early 1970s."--Frederick Steiner, author of Human EcologyForsyth, Ann is the author of 'Reforming Suburbia The Planned Communities of Irvine, Columbia, and the Woodlands', published 2005 under ISBN 9780520241664 and ISBN 0520241665.