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The last two decades have been an exciting and richly productive period for debate and academic research on the city. The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies offers comprehensive coverage of this modern re-thinking of urban theory, both gathering together the best of what has been achieved so far, and signalling the way to future theoretical insights and empirically grounded research. Featuring many of the top international names in the field, the handbook is divided into nine key sections: SECTION 1: THE GLOBALIZED CITY SECTION 2: URBAN ENTREPRENEURIALISM, BRANDING, GOVERNANCE SECTION 3: MARGINALITY, RISK AND RESILIENCE SECTION 4: SUBURBS AND SUBURBANIZATION: STRATIFICATION, SPRAWL, SUSTAINABILITY SECTION 5: DISTINCTIVE AND VISIBLE CITIES SECTION 6: CREATIVE CITIES SECTION 7: URBANIZATION, URBANITY AND URBAN LIFESTYLES SECTION 8: NEW DIRECTIONS ...

Part IV: Suburbs and Suburbanization: Stratification, Sprawl and Sustainability

Suburbs and Suburbanization: Stratification, Sprawl and Sustainability

In an increasingly urban world where cities are, at least in some respects, borderless, Alan Mace (2013: 15) argues, ‘we need to hold on to the role of the suburb not as apart from the city but as part of a wider urban canvas and the changes happening across it'. In so doing, he states, we must acknowledge that there continue to be some significant differences between the two and these differences need to be understood. Complicating this project is the changing face of suburbs and suburbanization. Describing suburban growth as the dominant urban process in the twenty-first century, Hamel and Keil (2015) observe that North American gated communities, African squatter ...

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