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Cities for profit : the real estate turn in Asia's urban politics / Gavin Shatkin.

Shatkin, Gavin [Browse]
  • Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
  • ©2017
xix, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Summary note:
Cities for Profit examines the phenomenon of urban real estate megaprojects in Asia--massive, privately built planned urban developments that have captured the imagination of politicians, policymakers, and citizens across the region. These controversial projects, embraced by elites, occasion massive displacement and have extensive social and economic impacts. Gavin Shatkin finds commonalities and similarities in dozens of such projects in Jakarta, Kolkata, and Chongqing. Shatkin is at the vanguard of urban studies in his focus on real estate. Just as cities are increasingly defined and remapped according to the value of the land under their residents' feet, the lives of city dwellers are shaped and constrained by their ability to keep up with rising costs of urban life. Scholars and policy and planning professionals alike will benefit from Shatkin's comprehensive research. Cities for Profit contains insights from more than 150 interviews, site visits to projects, and data from government and nongovernmental organization reports and data, urban plans, architectural renderings, annual reports and promotional materials of developers, and newspaper and other media accounts.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-260) and index.
Introduction : the real estate turn in Asia's urban politics -- Origins and consequences of the real estate turn -- Comparing state agendas of land monetization -- Planned grab : capitalizing on land dualism in New Order Jakarta -- Experiments in power : urban politics in postliberalization Kolkata -- Chongqing : the state capitalist growth machine -- Conclusion : interpreting the theoretical and practical implications of the real estate turn.
  • 9781501709906 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 1501709909 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 9781501711138 (paperback ; : permanent paper)
  • 150171113X (paperback ; : permanent paper)
  • (epub/mobi)
  • (pdf)
Other standard number:
  • 99973743862
  • 40027406638
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