Politics of the Periphery: Governing Global Suburbia
Published: March 2024© 2023
288 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 10 b&w illustrations, 8 b&w maps, 15 b&w figures, 5 b&w tables
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New urban forms characterizing contemporary metropolises reflect a certain continuity with the patterns of the past. They also include unexpected forms of settlement and design that have emerged in response to social and economic needs and as a way of leveraging new technologies. Politics of the Periphery sets out to explore sub/urban governance in diverse contexts in order to better understand how materiality and space are shaped by the possibilities and constraints of confronting actors.
This collection, edited by Pierre Hamel, examines the empirical aspects of collective action and planning in eight urban regions around the world – across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa – and reveals the impacts and consequences of various structures of suburban governance. The case studies feature a diverse range of local actors facing both the specificity of their respective milieus and the broader context of extended urbanization as metropolitan regions cope with new territorial challenges.
The book focuses on suburbanization processes that characterize most of these post-metropolitan regions and questions whether it is possible to improve suburban governance in the face of growing uncertainties arising from structural and subjective transformations. Paying close attention to the relationship between the local and the global, Politics of the Periphery challenges the planning processes of evolving metropolitan regions.
1. Introduction: Sub/urban Governance under Scrutiny: Revisiting Institutional Arrangements and Planning in Metropolitan Regions
2. Negotiating Multiculturalism, Neoliberalism, and Metropolitan Intensification: Suburban Governance in Toronto
Pierre Filion, Roger Keil, and Michael Collens
3. Institutional Reform and the Reconfiguration of Power: Greater Montreal’s Experience with Suburban Governance
4. Suburban Governance in Miami Dade County: Immigrant Empowerment and the Rebellion of Municipal Incorporations
5. Shaping Suburbanization through Regional Land-Use Planning? The Case of Greater Frankfurt
Valentin Meilinger and Jochen Monstadt
6. How Big Is Grand Paris? Paris, Its Suburbs, and Its Periurbs
Marie-Hélène Bacqué and Éric Charmes
7. City with No Boundary: Suburbanization as a Mode of Wealth Accumulation in Istanbul
Murat Üçoğlu and K. Murat Güney
8. What a Difference a Metro Makes! Or Did It? Suburbanization and Local Government Consolidation in Johannesburg
Margot Rubin, Alison Todes, and Alan Mabin
9. State Strategies, Market Instruments: Governing Suburban Shanghai under State Entrepreneurialism
10. Conclusion: Sub/urban Governance Facing Uncertainty