Oddly, it's the suburbs (in the US) that are built with the stamp -- you know (or maybe you don't, luckily), giant tract houses with two feet of sideyard between them, lots of pavement, no trees. The worst hell to live in. Think the end of A Wrinkle in Time, which is really mostly social commentary.
In Austin, you can instantly tell if you're in a neighborhood built in the '60s or '70s because it conforms to the topography, kept its trees, and the houses vary. The cookie-cutter stuff came later. The campus, of course, is generally brutalist.