"A recent research project, "Reassessing the American Suburb" documented that both in cases of suburbs with distinctively good architecture (for example, Riverside, Illinois) and with very ordinary buildings (as in Park Forest, Illinois) satisfaction with one's home and community life were not significantly dependent on the architectural quality of individual buildings, but on the communal coherence, public spaces, and aesthetics resulting from the planned and cultivated landscape. This paper presents these two case studies of the successful subordination of suburban architecture to the landscape as a key design feature in articulating a suburban pattern language."