Hyper-divided cities and the ‘immoral’ super-rich : five parting questions

Ray FORREST, Sin Yee KOH, Bart WISSINK

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This chapter summarises common themes covered in this volume and highlights areas for further empirical investigation. It is argued that there is a tendency to blame the ‘immoral’ super-rich for the dramatic growth of urban inequalities and the related hyper-division of cities. It is suggested that this accusatory reading should be complemented by empirical research into the precise involvement of the super-rich vis-a-vis other drivers. With this objective in mind, we pose five key questions: What is new about current forms of hyper-division and wealth inequality? What are the roles of structures and intermediaries, in addition to the super-rich? How are governments and their policies implicated? What about transformed urban economies in the context of the financialisation–urbanisation nexus? Are there geographical variations regarding cities and the super-rich?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages273-287
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781137557155
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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FORREST, R., KOH, S. Y., & WISSINK, B. (2017). Hyper-divided cities and the ‘immoral’ super-rich : five parting questions. In Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies (pp. 273-287). Palgrave Macmillan.
FORREST, Ray ; KOH, Sin Yee ; WISSINK, Bart. / Hyper-divided cities and the ‘immoral’ super-rich : five parting questions. Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. pp. 273-287
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Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. p. 273-287.

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FORREST R, KOH SY, WISSINK B. Hyper-divided cities and the ‘immoral’ super-rich : five parting questions. In Cities and the super-rich : real estate, elite practices, and urban political economies. Palgrave Macmillan. 2017. p. 273-287