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Vertical Cities

Micro-segregation, Social Mix and Urban Housing Markets

9781800886384 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Thomas Maloutas, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece and Nikos Karadimitriou, Associate Professor, The Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK
Publication Date: October 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 638 4 Extent: c 360 pp
Exploring the social implications of dense and compact cities, this enlightening book looks at micro-scale segregation through several lenses. These include the ways that the housing market constantly reconfigures social mix, how the structure of the housing stock shapes it, and the ways that policies are deployed to manage these effects.

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Exploring the social implications of dense and compact cities, this enlightening book looks at micro-scale segregation through several lenses. These include the ways that the housing market constantly reconfigures social mix, how the structure of the housing stock shapes it, and the ways that policies are deployed to manage these effects.

Taking a deep dive into micro-segregation in the socially mixed and dense centres of compact cities, the authors investigate the form and content of social and ethno-racial hierarchies at the micro-scale of different cities around the world and the ways these have evolved over time. Vertical Cities considers the ways the materiality of such hierarchies affects the reproduction of social inequalities in today’s large cities.

Academics and researchers of urban sociology, housing, urban regeneration, urban studies and urban geography will find the original approach taken to this under-researched topic to be a vital resource. Practitioners and policy makers will find the innovative use of a common theoretical frame to analyse micro-scale social mix in vertical/compact cities informative when dealing with the management of neighbourhoods in inner cities.
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‘When most people think about urban segregation they think about different residential areas of cities. But, as the contributors to this wide ranging and comprehensive volume convincingly show, urban social segregation can take many forms, both horizontal and vertical, and involve a wide range of different groups and housing types at a variety of different scales.’
– Chris Hamnett, Emeritus Professor, King's College, London, UK

‘This book has a highly original focus on micro-segregation, particularly vertical, revealing forms of housing and urban inequalities and hierarchies that are otherwise hidden in socially mixed neighborhoods. Examples from different cities worldwide show how widespread those micro-segregations are, but also how different, in form, in the way they are shaped by historical processes and market dynamics, and in the local social configurations they create.’
– Edmond Préteceille, Sciences Po CNRS Paris, France

‘Contributors document the many forms of spatial separation that structure residents’ daily lives but that are invisible to the administrative census data that urbanists usually rely on to measure segregation. Studies of cities around the world included here focus especially on differences in class or racial/ethnic composition between lower and upper floors of multistory buildings. They call into question the spatial scale of urban phenomena – neighborhoods, neighboring, and urban inequality – that are too often taken for granted in empirical research.’
– John R. Logan, Brown University, Rhode Island, US
Contributors
Contributors include: Ignacio Arce Abarca, Dimitris Balampanidis, Eftychia Bournazou, Aljoša Budović, Camila Carvalho, Yasmin Couto, Marinus Cornelis Deurloo, Ifigeneia Dimitrakou, Nick Dines, Jihad Farah, Maria Fiszon, Shlomit Flint Ashery, Daniel Baldwin Hess, Hang Kei Ho, Nikola Jocić, Yu-Min Joo, Kadi Kalm, Nikos Karadimitriou, Zoltán Kovács, Remedios Larrubia-Vargas, Jesùs Leal, Kadri Leetmaa, Zhigang Li, Sainan Lin, Ernesto López-Morales Thomas Maloutas, Szymon Marcińczak, Cristina Mattiucci, Walter Matznetter, Apolline Meyer Robert Musil, Sako Musterd, Nikolina Myofa, Juan José Natera-Rivas, Susana Navarro Rodríguez, Vinicius M. Netto, Ingmar Pastak, Thomas Pfirsch, Iris Polyzou,  Ivan Ratkaj, Salah el-dinn Sadeck, Tal Shamur, Dimitra Siatitsa, Bart Sleutjes, Jeroen Slot, Daniel Sorando, Stavros Spyrellis, Elina Maarja Suitso, Rinat Steinlauf Millo, Judit Székely, Balázs Szabó, Tiit Tammaru, Konstantinos Vakalopoulos, Haim Yacobi, Maurice Yip
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