A Diffusion of Gated Communities According to Suburban Sprawl Patterns
Three diffusion processes of gated communities have occurred in the suburban areas:
A diffusion by contact between zones where gated communities were previously developed.
Preferred locations are where site rental is maximized, explaining the multiplication of lifestyle communities for example favouring seaside locations
A diffusion outlining the polycentric pattern of edge-cities, with clusters of gated communities and its dynamic high-tech economy.