March 10, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 248 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367180782 - CAT# K416201
Series: Global Urban Studies
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This book explores how urban spaces are not only remade by and through finance, finance is also remade by and through cities. It investigates how nonfinancial actors, such as public bureaucrats, urban planners, and the media are actively involved in the social constitution of what finance is. It moves beyond Anglo Saxon settings to explore the making of urban financialization in the Global South, exploring how this process has unfolded in Brazil. Since the mid-1980s the country has been marked by complex and contradictory processes of neoliberalization, decentralization, re-democratization and institutional-legal strengthening of frameworks for urban and regional planning.
Introduction; 1. A conceptual primer on (urban) financialization; 2. State-spaces, financialization of cities and the urbanization of finance in the Global South; 3. State spaces, urban rents and finance in the Brazilian development trajectory; 4. Planning, projects and profitability. The role of financial and institutional devices in the urbanization of finance; 5. On contested water governance and the making of urban financialization. Exploring the case of metropolitan São Paulo, Brazil; 6. Building within the limits? A closer look at the My House My Life Program in the Outskirts of Metropolitan São Paulo; 7. On reframing the capital market-austerity nexus and the emerging governance of urban securitization; Conclusion; Index