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Capital City

by Samuel Stein

Urban planners are encouraged to make interventions that only raise land and property values—even when they’re trying to do something entirely different. This contradiction is at the heart of what author Samuel Stein calls the real estate state.

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Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

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AUTHOR
Samuel Stein
PUBLISHER
Verso
PAGES
208
PUBLICATION DATE
March 2019

Samuel Stein is a PhD candidate in geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State (Verso, 2019). His academic work has been published in The Journal of Urban Affairs, International Planning Studies, New Labor Forum, and Metropolitics, and his popular writing has appeared in The Guardian, Jacobin Magazine, The Village Voice (RIP), and many other publications.

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