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After Suburbia

Urbanization in the Twenty-First Century

edited by Roger Keil & Fulong Wu

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Category
Geography, Regional Planning, Urban & Land Use Planning
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487523534
    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price
    $44.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487531072
    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
    $44.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487504878
    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
    $95.00

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After Suburbia presents a cross-section of state-of-the-art scholarship in critical global suburban research and provides an in-depth study of the planet’s urban peripheries to grasp the forms of urbanization in the twenty-first century.

 

Based on cutting-edge conceptual thought and steeped in richly detailed empirical work conducted over the past decade, After Suburbia draws on research from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Americas to showcase comprehensive global scholarship on the urban periphery. Contributors explicitly reject the traditional centre-periphery dichotomy and the prioritization of epistemologies that favour the Global North, especially North American cases, over other experiences. In doing so, the book strongly advances the notion of a post-suburban reality in which traditional dynamics of urban extension outward from the centre are replaced by a set of complex contradictory developments. After Suburbia examines multiple centralities and diverse peripheries which mesh to produce a surprisingly contradictory and diverse metropolitan landscape.

About the authors

Roger Keil is York Research Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto. A former director of York’s City Institute, he researches global suburbanization, urban political ecology, and regional governance. He is the editor of Suburban Constellations (2013) and co-editor (with Pierre Hamel) of Suburban Governance: A Global View (2015).

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Fulong Wu is Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London.

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