I don't fancy Superbia! as a title either, although the allergic reaction is mild. One of my favourite figures titled his autobiography 'Sheilas, Wogs and Poofters' and I refused to read it on the grounds the title was too bloody silly to warrant. But back to the 'burbs, given the subject matter and the authors' presentation of various approaches to (sub)urban regeneration, they have actually not gone to town on execrable buzzwords. Further, neither zonesmithing, woonerf or affluenza were their creations.
"The bottom line is that the typical suburban lifestyle requires 31 acres of prime, productive land - farms, mines, fields and forests - to meet just one person's needs. The problem with this equation is that there are fewer than five acres available to each person in the world, and those five acres per capita must also feed and shelter millions of other species whose health and stability we rely on. If the rest of the human race catches the affluenza that infected America's suburbs, we'll need four or five more planets." - D. Chiras & D. Wan, 'Superbia!'.
The $10,000-camp universe appears to be rife with what mental health professionals are now calling “affluenza,�? a social pathology that, they say, is rampant at a time when getting and spending — a lot — have become our nation’s most cherished activities, and when purchasing power has become, to an unprecedented extent, almost the sole source of many people’s status and identity.