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The Contemporary City

Cities and the Super-Rich

Real Estate, Elite Practices and Urban Political Economies

Editors: Forrest, Ray, Koh, Sin Yee, Wissink, Bart (Eds.)

  • • Highlights the need to look beyond the super-rich by examining the underlying structural forces that have contributed to their emergence, growth, and development. • Considers how the super-rich have been discursively and materially co-produced by various stakeholders (e.g. governments, politicians, intermediaries, the media, etc.). • Showcases the different (segregated and integrative) forms of elite practices and super-rich spatialities in different cities. • Interrogates the wider political economy of the 1% city.

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About this book

With the rise of wealth inequalities, our cities are changing dramatically. This collection critically engages with and advances existing debates on the super-rich and their roles in these transformations.  An interdisciplinary range of contributions from international experts including sociologists, geographers, historians, discourse analysts, and urban studies specialists reveal crucial aspects of the real estate investment practices of the super-rich, their social spaces in the city as well as the distinct influence of the super-rich on the transformation of four key cities: London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. By drawing together diverse disciplines, perspectives, and experiences across different geographical contexts, this book offers a fresh, comparative, and nuanced take on the super-rich and the 1% city, as well as a solid, empirically and theoretically grounded basis to think about future research questions and policy implications.



About the authors

Ray Forrest is Chair Professor of Housing and Urban Studies, Urban Research Group, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong.
Sin Yee Koh is Assistant Professor of Geography, Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Bart Wissink is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Urban Policy, Urban Research Group, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • In Search of the Super-Rich: Who Are They? Where Are They?

    Forrest, Ray (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Elites Without Hierarchies: Intermediaries, ‘Agency’ and the Super-Rich

    Davies, William

    Pages 19-38

  • Real Estate Holdings Among the Super-Rich in the USA

    Benton, Richard A. (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • The Super-Rich and Transnational Housing Markets: Asians Buying Australian Housing

    Paris, Chris

    Pages 63-83

  • Becoming a Super-Rich Foreign Real Estate Investor: Globalising Real Estate Data, Publications and Events

    Rogers, Dallas

    Pages 85-104

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54834-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55715-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities and the Super-Rich
Book Subtitle
Real Estate, Elite Practices and Urban Political Economies
Editors
  • Ray Forrest
  • Sin Yee Koh
  • Bart Wissink
Series Title
The Contemporary City
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54834-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54834-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55715-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 296
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics