Rising cities : condominium development and the private transformation of the metropolis

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Dept. of Geography, The Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem, Israel
Dept. of Geography, Univ., Toronto, Canada

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Using quantitative data from Canada and the United States, and qualitative survey data for respondents in key cities in Canada, the AA. demonstrate that condominiums have been key to the growth of new housing in the central cities of large metropolitan areas. “Condo-ism” refers simultaneously to the self-reinforcing processes re-producing intensification, downtown living and gentrification via condominium-tenure, as well as to the financial-construction nexus at the heart of condominium development, and the social, cultural and political transformations that they are begetting. Condo-ism resettles the city on behalf of the middle class, and imposes the logic of exchange value into the fabric of urban governance and social life. Condo-ism is an important factor in the private production and reproduction of the contemporary city.

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Article de périodique

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Geoforum, issn : 0016-7185, 2013, vol. 49, p. 160-172, nombre de pages : 13, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, New York, NY ; Oxford, Pergamon Press

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