Old Europe, New Suburbanization?: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization

Edited by Nicholas A. Phelps

© 2017

The youthful vigour of urbanization in North America has promulgated a dominant perspective on urban theory, specifically on suburbs, that establishes the United States as the norm against which all other contexts are measured. However, much of the vocabulary surrounding the American experience isn’t applicable to the wider world.

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe’s oldest metropolises. The volume’s contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity of global suburbanisms. The effects of urban history found in such cities as Athens, London, Madrid, Montpellier, and Sofia, varies greatly due to the sheer variety of economic, industrial, land, and expansionist policies at play on the continent. This collection highlights the varied historical and geographical manifestations that have shaped urban areas and provides evidence for new processes of suburbanization.

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  • Series: Global Suburbanisms
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
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Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe’s oldest metropolises. The volume’s contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity of global suburbanisms.

Old Europe, New Suburbanization?: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization

Edited by Nicholas A. Phelps

© 2017

The youthful vigour of urbanization in North America has promulgated a dominant perspective on urban theory, specifically on suburbs, that establishes the United States as the norm against which all other contexts are measured. However, much of the vocabulary surrounding the American experience isn’t applicable to the wider world.

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe’s oldest metropolises. The volume’s contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity of global suburbanisms. The effects of urban history found in such cities as Athens, London, Madrid, Montpellier, and Sofia, varies greatly due to the sheer variety of economic, industrial, land, and expansionist policies at play on the continent. This collection highlights the varied historical and geographical manifestations that have shaped urban areas and provides evidence for new processes of suburbanization.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Global Suburbanisms
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Old Europe, New Suburbanization? is an admirably rich and detailed analysis, and is an invaluable volume for anyone seeking to understand European suburbanization now."


    Robert Fishman, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

    "Old Europe, New Suburbanization? is a very welcome addition to the existing body of literature on European suburbs and suburbaniszation. The scholarship presented here is sound and well backed supported, and promises to be offers a very timely and well-composed important contribution."


    Markus Hesse, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg
  • Author Information

    Nicholas A. Phelps is a professor in the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London.
  • Table of contents

    1. Nicholas A. Phelps
      "Introduction: Old Europe, new suburbanization?"
    2. Amparo Tarazona Vento
      "Madrid: the making of a global city-region and the role of the suburbs"
    3. Wojciech Wagner
      "The failure of planning in a fragmented property market: Poland’s model of suburbanization"
    4. Sonia A. Hirt
      "O Sofia, where art thou? Suburbs as stories of time and space"
    5. Per Gunnar Røe
      "Ideology, planning and meaning in suburbia: investigating the case of row house areas"
    6. Ioannis Chorianopoulous, Alexandros Karvounis, Dimitris Ballas, and Nicholas A. Phelps
      "The Changing face of Athens: development pressures in the Maroussi and Kifissia suburbs"
    7. Ute Lehrer and Roza Tchoukaleyska
      "Old wine in new bottles: land, population growth an Montpellier’s suburban face off"
    8. Ludger Basten
      "In-betweens in time and space: the governance of suburbanisms in the Ruhr"
    9. Nicholas A. Phelps, Alan Mace and Roya Jodieri
      "City of Villages? Stasis and change in London’s suburbs"
    10. Rahel Nüssli
      "Between farming villages and hedge fund centres: the politics of urbanization in the border zone of the metropolitan region of Zurich"
    11. Nicholas A. Phelps
      "Conclusion: Old Europe, new research themes"

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