Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State


By: Verso Books

Table of Contents

Affordable Housing Programs

This book looks at how urban planners have contributed to the “real estate state” and reveals how they might work to reclaim urban life. It outlines the opportunities and challenges that a booming real estate market present, in terms of affordability, politics, and the economy.

Social Equity

This book explores how planners use capital to transform urban neighborhoods in ways that raise real estate values and rents. The author calls this “the real estate state,” and seeks to highlight the role of public spending in gentrification and the possibility of public spending to reclaim public space.