Massive Suburbanization: (Re)Building the Global Periphery

Edited by K. Murat Güney, Roger Keil, and Murat Üçoğlu

© 2019

Providing a systematic overview of large-scale housing projects, Massive Suburbanization investigates the building and rebuilding of urban peripheries on a global scale. Offering a universal inter-referencing point for research on the dynamics of "massive suburbia," this book builds a new discussion pertaining to the problems of the urban periphery, urbanization, and the neoliberal production of space.

Conceptual and empirical chapters revisit the classic cases of large-scale suburban building in Canada, the former Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, and the United States and examine the new peripheral estates in China, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, the Philippines, South Africa, and Turkey. The contributors examine a broad variety of cases that speak to the building or redevelopment of large-scale peripheral housing estates, tower neighbourhoods, Grands Ensembles, Groβwohnsiedlungen, and Toplu Konut. Concerned with state and corporate policy for building suburban estates, Massive Suburbanization confronts the politics surrounding local inhabitants and their "right to the suburb."

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  • Series: Global Suburbanisms
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.2in x 9.3in
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Global suburbanization occurs through massive settlements that range from single-family homes to large-scale tower blocks. Leading international experts discuss and explain massive suburbanization’s shared themes and differences across multiple nations and regions.

Massive Suburbanization: (Re)Building the Global Periphery

Edited by K. Murat Güney, Roger Keil, and Murat Üçoğlu

© 2019

Providing a systematic overview of large-scale housing projects, Massive Suburbanization investigates the building and rebuilding of urban peripheries on a global scale. Offering a universal inter-referencing point for research on the dynamics of "massive suburbia," this book builds a new discussion pertaining to the problems of the urban periphery, urbanization, and the neoliberal production of space.

Conceptual and empirical chapters revisit the classic cases of large-scale suburban building in Canada, the former Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, and the United States and examine the new peripheral estates in China, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, the Philippines, South Africa, and Turkey. The contributors examine a broad variety of cases that speak to the building or redevelopment of large-scale peripheral housing estates, tower neighbourhoods, Grands Ensembles, Groβwohnsiedlungen, and Toplu Konut. Concerned with state and corporate policy for building suburban estates, Massive Suburbanization confronts the politics surrounding local inhabitants and their "right to the suburb."

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Product Details

  • Series: Global Suburbanisms
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.2in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    "Massive Suburbanization is a theoretically solid, empirically rich, highly readable, and politically relevant volume. This book speaks to actual landscapes that are proliferating today within and around urban regions across the globe."


    David J. Madden, Associate Professor of Sociology and Co-director of the Cities Programme, London School of Economics

    "Although they are an important and ubiquitous aspect of urban peripheries around the world, large-scale housing developments have not received any sustained investigation on a global scale. Addressing this important yet under-researched issue, Massive Suburbanization seeks to establish the global diversity of suburbanizations and suburbanisms, as well as to trace the political-economic practices and ideologies that are shaping them."


    David Wachsmuth, Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance and Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, McGill University
  • Author Information

    K. Murat Güney is a Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Acıbadem University in İstanbul.


    Roger Keil is York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto.


    Murat Üçoğlu is a PhD candidate and course director in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    A. RE-THINKING THE MASSIVE PERIPHERY

    Introduction: Massive Suburbanization - Political Economy, Ethnography, Governance
    ROGER KEIL, K. MURAT GÜNEY, AND MURAT ÜÇOĞLU

    1. Peripheries against Peripheries: Against Spatial Reification
    STEFAN KIPFER AND MUSTAFA DIKE

    2. Public Housing, Heroin Addiction, America’s Industrial Suburbs: A Planetary Urbanist Perspective
    DAVID WILSON, BASMATTEE BOODRAM, AND JASMINE SMITH

    B. LEGACIES

    3. Estates under Pressure: Financialization, Shrinkage and State Restructuring in East Germany
    MATTHIAS BERNT

    4. Learning from the Socialist Suburb
    STEVEN LOGAN

    5. Decline and Renewal in Toronto’s Highrise Suburbs: The Tragedy of Progressive Neoliberalism
    DOUGLAS YOUNG

    6. Redeveloping Montpellier’s Suburban High-Rises: National Policy Meets Local Activism in the Debate over Public Space
    ROZA TCHOUKALEYSKA

    7. (De-)Constructing Housing Estates: How Much More than a Housing Question?
    STEFAN KIPFER

    C. SPOTLIGHT ON ISTANBUL

    8. From Kayabası to Kayasehir – A City Grows “Out in the Sticks”
    ERBATUR ÇAVUŞOĞLU AND JULIA STRUTZ

    9. Building Northern Istanbul: Mega-Projects, Speculation and New Suburbs
    K. MURAT GÜNEY

    10. Massive Housing and Nature’s Limits? The Urban Political Ecology of Istanbul’s Periphery
    MURAT ÜÇOĞLU

    D. THE SUBURBAN CENTURY

    11. Morocco’s “Pirate Suburbs” from Punishment to Controlled Integration. Neoliberalizing the Regulation of Casablanca’s “Chechnya”
    WAFAE BELARBI AND MAX ROUSSEAU

    12. State-Led Housing Provision Twenty Years On: Change, Evolution and Agency on Johannesburg’s Edge
    MARGOT RUBIN AND SARAH CHARLTON

    13. From Informal Settlements to Harmonious Communities: Professional Squatters and the Many Actors of Urbanization in Metro Manila
    ABIDEMI COKER

    14. Suburbanisms of Ethnocracy: Building New Peripheries in Israel/Palestine
    ODED HAAS

    15. The Making of Cairo’s Vast Planned Periphery: Particularities and Parallels Revealed through an Examination of Four Suburban Cultural Assemblages
    KARL SCHMID

    16. Massive Suburbanization, Heterogeneous Suburbs in China
    TIANKE ZHU AND FULONG WU

    Conclusion: Massive Suburbia: From the Legacy of the Habitat to the Financialization of Housing in the Planetary Periphery
    K. MURAT GÜNEY, ROGER KEIL AND MURAT ÜÇOĞLU

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