Urbanizing Suburbia (eds. Tahl Kaminer, Leonard Ma, and Helen Runting; Jovis 2023) analyses the complex structural changes occurring in the outer city. Besides the structural changes, the focus is on the hyper-gentrification of inner cities, and the financialization of housing. Contributions by Jennifer S. Mack, Manuel B. Aalbers, Paco Bunnik, Flora Nycolaas, Timothy Moore, Maroš Krivý, Anne Kockelkorn, Matthias Bernt, Katalin Gennburg, Berta Del Ben, Jenny Stupka, Paul Watt, Juliet Davis, Penny Bernstock, Sara Vall, Ross Exo Adams, Secretary, and the editors.
Urbanizing Suburbia considers three current and related processes underway in global cities: the hyper-gentrification of inner cities, the financialization of housing, and the structural changes occurring in the outer city. Rocketing housing prices have displaced residents from inner cities and created a rent gap in outer cities. Increasingly, municipalities, developers, and displaced residents search for opportunities in the suburban belts. Changes in demographics, densities, live/work ratios, and tenures are remaking outer cities, rendering them less and less suburban. The book examines these changes by looking at four key European cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and Stockholm. It is a first attempt at understanding the three processes discussed here within one comprehensive explanatory framework.
– Urbanizing Suburbia (eds. Tahl Kaminer, Leonard Ma, and Helen Runting; Jovis 2023)
The text is in English. The book is illustrated with some photographs, maps, and diagrams.