Planetary Gentrification

This is the first book in Polity's new 'Urban Futures' series.

Planetary Gentrification

This is the first book in Polity's new 'Urban Futures' series. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, proclamations rang out that gentrification had gone global. But what do we mean by 'gentrification' today? How can we compare 'gentrification' in New York and London with that in Shanghai, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro? This book argues that gentrification is one of the most significant and socially unjust processes affecting cities worldwide today, and one that demands renewed critical assessment. Drawing on the 'new' comparative urbanism and writings on planetary urbanization, the authors undertake a much-needed transurban analysis underpinned by a critical political economy approach. Looking beyond the usual gentrification suspects in Europe and North America to non-Western cases, from slum gentrification to mega-displacement, they show that gentrification has unfolded at a planetary scale, but it has not assumed a North to South or West to East trajectory – the story is much more complex than that. Rich with empirical detail, yet wide-ranging, Planetary Gentrification unhinges, unsettles and provincializes Western notions of urban development. It will be invaluable to students and scholars interested in the future of cities and the production of a truly global urban studies, and equally importantly to all those committed to social justice in cities.

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Planetary Gentrification
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, Ernesto López-Morales
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-21 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Urban Theory
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Mark Jayne, Kevin Ward
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-04 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives provides an introduction to innovative critical contributions to the field of urban studies. Chapters offer easily accessible and digestible reviews, and as a reference text Urban Theory is a comprehensive and integrated primer which covers topics necessary for a full understanding of recent theoretical engagements
Handbook of Gentrification Studies
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Loretta Lees, Martin Phillips
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

It is now over 50 years since the term ‘gentrification’ was first coined by the British urbanist Ruth Glass in 1964, in which time gentrification studies has become a subject in its own right. This Handbook, the first ever in gentrification studies, is a critical and authoritative assessment of the
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Abel Albet
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-04 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book pays homage to Neil Smith's ideas, offering a critical approach and rich collection of insights that draw on Smith's work for inspiration and debate. With interdisciplinary and international contributions from leading experts, the book demonstrates the impact of Smith's ideas on understanding the role of urbanisation in general
Aesthetics of Gentrification
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Gerard F. Sandoval, Christoph Lindner
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-19 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

Gentrification is reshaping cities worldwide, resulting in seductive spaces and exclusive communities that aspire to innovation, creativity, sustainability, and technological sophistication. Gentrification is also contributing to growing social-spatial division and urban inequality and precarity. In a time of escalating housing crisis, unaffordable cities, and racial tension, scholars speak of eco-gentrification,