Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies

Ray FORREST (Editor), Sin Yee KOH (Editor), Bart WISSINK (Editor)

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Abstract

With the rise of wealth inequalities, our cities are changing dramatically. This collection critically engages with and advances existing debates on the super-rich and their roles in these transformations. An interdisciplinary range of contributions from international experts including sociologists, geographers, historians, discourse analysts, and urban studies specialists reveal crucial aspects of the real estate investment practices of the super-rich, their social spaces in the city as well as the distinct influence of the super-rich on the transformation of four key cities: London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. By drawing together diverse disciplines, perspectives, and experiences across different geographical contexts, this book offers a fresh, comparative, and nuanced take on the super-rich and the 1% city, as well as a solid, empirically and theoretically grounded basis to think about future research questions and policy implications.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9781137557155
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Contemporary City Book Series
PublisherSpringer

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real estate
political economy
elite
social space
sociologist
Singapore
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Hong Kong
expert
discourse
experience

Bibliographical note

This book grew out of a two-day workshop hosted by the Urban Research Group at the City University of Hong Kong on 15–16 January 2015.

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FORREST, R., KOH, S. Y., & WISSINK, B. (Eds.) (2017). Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies. (The Contemporary City Book Series). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-54834-4
FORREST, Ray (Editor) ; KOH, Sin Yee (Editor) ; WISSINK, Bart (Editor). / Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (The Contemporary City Book Series).
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Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies. / FORREST, Ray (Editor); KOH, Sin Yee (Editor); WISSINK, Bart (Editor).

Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (The Contemporary City Book Series).

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FORREST R, (ed.), KOH SY, (ed.), WISSINK B, (ed.). Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (The Contemporary City Book Series). https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-54834-4