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International Perspectives on Suburbanization

A Post-Suburban World?

  • Nicholas A. Phelps
  • Fulong Wu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: International Perspectives on Suburbanization: A Post-suburban World?

  3. City, Suburb, Post-suburb

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Jon C. Teaford
      Pages 15-34
    3. Elisabeth Chaves, Paul Knox, David Bieri
      Pages 35-53
    4. Roger Keil, Douglas Young
      Pages 54-77
  4. Post-suburbia in the Americas

  5. Post-suburbia and Europe’s Compact Cities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Marco Bontje, Joachim Burdack
      Pages 143-162
    3. Oleg Golubchikov, Nicholas A. Phelps, Alla Makhrova
      Pages 177-191
  6. Varieties of Post-suburbia in East Asia

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 258-289

About this book


New urban developments such as office blocks, warehouses and retail complexes are increasingly common in outer city regions across the world. This book examines the processes of post-suburbanization in international perspective, exploring how developments across the world might be considered post-suburban.


city Europe history landscape Nation politics Suburbia town transformation urban development Urbanisation

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas A. Phelps
    • 1
  • Fulong Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.University College LondonUK
  2. 2.Cardiff UniversityUK

About the editors

DAVID BIERI Assistant Professor in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan, USA MARCO BONTJE Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands JOACHIM BURDACK Professor for Geography at the University of Leipzig, Germany and head of department at the Leibniz-Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) ELISABETH CHAVES PhD candidate in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA ALLAN COCHRANE Professor of Urban Studies at the Open University, UK TOMMY FIRMAN Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Policy Development at the Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia OLEG GOLUBCHIKOV Research Associate at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK DIRK HEINRICHS Senior Researcher at the Institute of Transport Research of the German Aerospace Centre in Berlin, Germany ANDREW E.G. JONAS Professor Human Geography at the University of Hull, UK ROGER KEIL Director of the City Institute at York University and Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto, Canada PAUL L. KNOX University Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow for International Advancement at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA YONG-SOOK LEE Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Korea University MICHAEL LUKAS PhD student at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research UFZ in Leipzig and the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany ALLA MAKHROVA Principal research fellow at the Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia HENNING NUISSL Professor of Applied Geography and Town Planning at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a visiting research fellow with the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research UFZ in Leipzig, Germany NICHOLAS PHELPS Professor of Urban and Regional Development at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK SONIA ROITMAN Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Latin American Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany HAERAN SHIN Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London, UK ANDRÉ SORENSEN Associate Professor of Urban Geography in the Department of Geography and Programme in Planning, University of Toronto, Canada JON C. TEAFORD Professor Emeritus of History at Purdue University, USA FULONG WU Professor of East Asian Planning and Development at the School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, UK DOUGLAS YOUNG Assistant Professor of Social Science and Coordinator of the Urban Studies Program at York University, Toronto, Canada.

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