One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unsightly, sprawling suburban development.‘I shall doubtless feel no more alien than anybody else in the prevailing subtopia because nobody will be working out of doors’
- ‘‘The embers of the empire shimmer like a distant blood-soaked sunset as the urban subtopias of downtown blighty rumble to the rhythms of a brand new internationalism.’’
- ‘Her sprawling, comic epic about multi-ethnic Britain, which uncovers a wonderland of magic realism in the London subtopias of Cricklewood Broadway and Willesden, beat a strong shortlist of four other books, all by American writers.’
- ‘There are many varieties of downtown areas, and no two subtopias are alike.’
- ‘Virtually in the countryside with breathtaking green hills and valleys, it's a very short drive - and even a pleasant walk - away from the urban communities of Hillsborough, Walkley, Crookes, and Broomhill, with a scattering of tiny subtopias and exurbias along the way.’
- ‘Proposals for densification or adopting urban housing models are understandably slow to take root and have yet to make any discernible impact on the relentless march of subtopia.’
1950s: blend of suburb and utopia.
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