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The Eurozone Crisis and Emerging-Market Expansion: Capital Switching and the Uneven Geographies of Spanish Urbanization
The theory of capitalist urbanization posits that the built form serves as a crucial sink through which overaccumulated capital is ‘switched' from industrial production into long-term investment in urban infrastructure. Since Harvey's (1978) deployment of the theory, researchers have attempted to empirically...
Self-Organization and Urban Development: Disaggregating the City-Region, Deconstructing Urbanity in Amsterdam
The idea that cities are self-organizing systems, and that the state has a limited capacity to control and shape them, has gained momentum in the last decade among planning professionals, designers and politicians. Recent political discourse on new localism and liberal individualism builds on a similar understanding...
Financing China’s Suburbanization: Capital Accumulation through Suburban Land Development in Hangzhou
China's rapid urbanization has resulted in substantial suburbanization over recent decades. However, limited research has been conducted into how land-based capital is mobilized, accumulated and circulated within the circuits of the capital accumulation process, or how land-based capital is used to finance massive...
Featured image shows a detail of the emerging landscape of residential urbanization in the district of Mghogha,Tangier, 2017 (detail from photo © William Kutz)
Featured image shows a detail of the temporary children’s playground on a vacant plot in IJburg 1, Amsterdam, 2015 (detail from photo © Federico Savini)
Featured image shows a detail of a semi-abandoned residential complex on the coastal highway from Tangier to Briyech, 2017 (detail from photo © William Kutz)