Critical perspectives on suburban infrastructures : contemporary international cases
- edited by Pierre Filion and Nina M. Pulver.
- Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 
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- x, 407 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
- Global suburbanisms.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. Introduction: The Scope and Scales of Suburban Infrastructure
- Section 1: Situating Suburban Infrastructures
- 2. In What Sense Suburban Infrastructure?
- 3. Rescaling the Suburban: New Directions in the Relationship Between Governance and Infrastructure
- 4. Financial Infrastructures of Suburbanism: From Suburbanization to Value Extraction
- Section 2: Suburban Infrastuctures in Crisis
- 5. Phases of Neoliberal Infrastructure: Dynamic Capitalist and Institutional Learning in the Neoliberal Experiment Test Zones of Post-Soviet Europe
- 6. "Designed to Fail": Technopolitics of Disavowal in an Urbanizing Frontier of India
- 7. Governance by Crises and Failing Infrastructure in Michigan: The 21st Century Republican Strategy
- 8. Infrastructure Interludes: Socio-technical Disposition and Planning for Water and Wastewater Systems in the Stockholm Archipelago
- 9. Suburban Constellations of Water Supply and Sanitation in Hanoi iii
- Section 3: Reshaping Suburban Infrastructures
- 10. The "In-Between Territories" of Suburban Infrastructure Politics
- 11. Recentralization and Green Infrastructures: Seeking Compatibility between Alternatives to North American Suburban Development
- 12. `Green Infrastructure': The Greater Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt as Urban Boundary?
- 13. Building on Quick Sand: Infrastructural Megaprojects in China
- 14. Retrofitting Obsolete Suburbs - Networks, Fixes and Divisions
- 15. Sustainability as an Urban Way of Living: The Uneven Outcomes of "Sustainable Mobility Infrastructure" Planning
- Conclusion: Global Suburban Infrastructure Trajectories.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Most new urban growth takes place in the suburbs; consequently, infrastructures are in a constant state of playing catch-up, creating repeated infrastructure crises in these peripheries. However, the push to address the tensions stemming from this rapid growth also allow the suburbs to be a major source of urban innovation. Taking a critical social science perspective to identify political, economic, social, and environmental issues related to suburban infrastructures, this book highlights the similarities and differences between suburban infrastructure conditions encountered in the Global North and Global South. Adopting an international approach grounded in case studies from three continents, this book discusses infrastructure issues within different suburban and societal contexts: low-density infrastructure-rich Global North suburban areas, rapidly developing Chinese suburbs, and the deeply socially stratified suburbs of poor Global South countries. Despite stark differences between types of suburbs, there are features common to all suburban areas irrespective of their location, and similarities in the infrastructure issues confronting these different categories of suburbs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- Global suburbanisms
- 1487523610 (paperback)
- 9781487523619 (paperback)
- 9781487504953 (hardcover)
- 1487504950 (hardcover)
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