Suburban Governance: A Global View

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Pierre Hamel, Roger Keil
University of Toronto Press, 2015 - Political Science - 393 pages
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North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an increasingly pressing set of global challenges.

In Suburban Governance: A Global View, editors Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil have assembled a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world's suburban spaces and everyday life within them. With contributors from ten countries on five continents, this collection covers the full breadth of contemporary developments in suburban governance. Examining the classic North American model of suburbia, contemporary alternatives in Europe and Latin America, and the emerging suburbanisms of Africa and Asia, Suburban Governance offers a strong analytical introduction to a vital topic in contemporary urban studies.


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Pierre Hamel is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the Université de Montréal.

Roger Keil is a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and the principal investigator of Global Suburbanisms: Governance, Land and Infrastructure in the 21st Century.

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