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Author Stein, Samuel, author.

Title Capital city : gentrification and the real estate state / Samuel Stein.

Published London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2019.


1 copy ordered for UniM Archit on 01-10-2019.
Physical description 202 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Jacobin series
Jacobin series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The rise of real estate state -- Planning gentrification -- New York's bipartisan consensus -- The developer president and the private side of planning history -- unmaking the real estate state.
Summary "This superbly succinct and incisive book couldn't be more timely or urgent." -Michael Sorkin, author of All Over the Map Our cities are changing. Around the world, more and more money is being invested in buildings and land. Real estate is now a $217 trillion dollar industry, worth thirty-six times the value of all the gold ever mined. It forms sixty percent of global assets, and one of the most powerful people in the world-the president of the United States-made his name as a landlord and developer. Samuel Stein shows that this explosive transformation of urban life and politics has been driven not only by the tastes of wealthy newcomers, but by the state-driven process of urban planning. Planning agencies provide a unique window into the ways the state uses and is used by capital, and the means by which urban renovations are translated into rising real estate values and rising rents. Capital City explains the role of planners in the real estate state, as well as the remarkable power of planning to reclaim urban life.
Subject City planning -- Political aspects.
City planning -- Economic aspects.
City planning -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9781786636393 paperback
1786636395 paperback
Standard Number 40029128396