The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs provides one of the most comprehensive examinations available to date of the suburbs around the world. International in scope and interdisciplinary in nature, this volume will serve as the definitive reference for scholars and students of the suburbs.
This volume brings together the leading scholars of the suburbs researching in different parts of the world to better understand how and why suburbs and their communities grow, decline, and regenerate. The volume sets out four goals: 1) to provide a synthesis and critical appraisal of the historical and current state of understanding about the development of suburbs in the world; 2) to provide a forum for a comprehensive examination into the conceptual, theoretical, spatial, and empirical discontents of suburbanization; 3) to engage in a scholarly conversation about the transformation of suburbs that is interdisciplinary in nature and bridges the divide between the Global North and the Global South; and 4) to reflect on the implications of the socioeconomic, cultural, and political transformations of the suburbs for policymakers and planners. The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs is composed of original, scholarly contributions from the leading scholars of the study of how and why suburbs grow, decline, and transform. Special attention is paid to the global nature of suburbanization and its regional variations, with a focus on comparative analysis of suburbs through regions across the world in the Global North and the Global South.
Articulated in a common voice, the volume is integrated by the very nature of the concept of a suburb as the unit of analysis, offering multidisciplinary perspectives from the fields of economics, geography, planning, political science, sociology, and urban studies.
Table of Contents
Part I: Suburban Definitions and Descriptions
1. Defining Suburbs
2. Suburban Stereotypes
3. In what sense a Postsuburban Era?
Part II: Global Perspectives on the Suburbs
4. Toward a Comparative Global Suburbanism
Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil
5. Suburbanization in Latin America
6. Suburbanization in Australia
Robert Freestone, Bill Randolph, and Simon Pinnegar
7. Suburbanization in Europe: A Focus on Dublin
8. Suburbanization in Asia: A Focus on India
9. Suburbanization in Asia: A Focus on Jakarta
Deden Rukmana, Fikri Zul Fahmi, and Tommy Firman
10. Suburbanization in Asia: A Focus on Seoul
Chang Gyu Choi and Sugie Lee
Part III: Diversity, Exclusion, and Poverty in the Suburbs
11. Queer Suburbs: (Sub)urban Spaces and Sexualities in the Global North
Andrew Gorman-Murray and Catherine J. Nash
12. Inequality and Poverty in the Suburbs: The Case of Metropolitan Cairo
13. Social Exclusion and Multiethnic Suburbs in Sweden
Magnus Dahlstedt and David Ekholm
14. Uneven Development and the Making of Rio de Janeiro
15. Dividing the Metropolis: Political History of Suburban Incorporation in the United .States
16. Immigrants in the Suburbs of the U.S.
17. Poverty in U.S. Suburbs
18. From Sanford to Ferguson: Race, Poverty, and Protest in the American Suburb
Willow Lung-Amam and Alex Schafran
19. Stigma and the U.S. Suburb
Whitney Airgood-Obrycki and Cody Price
Part IV: Planning, Public Policy, and Reshaping the Suburbs
20. Metropolitan Governance in Paris
21. The French Banlieue:Renovating the Suburbs:
22. Shrinking Suburbs in a Time of Crisis
Justin Hollander, Colin Polsky, Dan Zinder, and Dan Runfola
23. Redesigning the Suburbs: New Towns and Master-Planned Suburbs of the 1960s and 1970s
24. Keeping up with the Jones: Residential Reinvestment and Mansionization in American Inner-ring Suburbs
25. Planning and the Cultural Landscapes of Suburban Turkey
Bahar Durmaz-Drinkwater, Jaap Vos and Asli Ceylan Öner
26. Cultural Production in the Suburban Context
Part V: Conclusion and Future Prospects
27. The End of the Suburbs
John Rennie Short
28. Conclusion and Future Research on Global Suburbs
Bernadette Hanlon and Thomas J. Vicino
Bernadette Hanlon is Associate Professor and Chair of the Bachelor of Science Program in City and Regional Planning in the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. She specializes in political economy of cities and suburbs, environmental sustainability, immigration, and urban environmental policy and planning. She is the author or co-author of three books, including Once the American Dream: Inner-Ring Suburbs in the Metropolitan United States (2012).
Thomas J. Vicino is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He specializes in the political economy of cities and suburbs, focusing on issues of metropolitan development, housing, and demographic analysis. He is the author or co-author of four books, including Suburban Crossroads: The Fight for Local Control of Immigration Policy (2013).
Featured Author Profiles
"Hanlon and Vicino have produced a sorely-needed collection of essays on the definition, composition, and evolution of the wide variety of settlements collectively known as the suburbs. Notable both for its interdisciplinary methods and global scope, this volume includes an excellent and well-balanced selection of articles by leading urban and suburban scholars. I recommend this book to policymakers, researchers, and students concerned with metropolitan growth and the spatial dimensions of poverty and inequality." - Paul A. Jargowsky, Rutgers University, U.S.A.
"The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs brings together key contemporary urban scholars to systematically challenge the ways in which we understand and describe the suburbs. Crossing national and disciplinary boundaries, this collection expands our knowledge of urbanism and the forms it assumes across the globe." - Ali Modarres, Professor and Director, Urban Studies, University of Washington Tacoma, USA