"Vertical housing has transmuted in a generation into a movement of the elites into super-expensive condo towers."
Cities around the world are now segregated by height, with the world's wealthiest living at the highest points. It's a new form of class war from above, the politics around which are under-explored.
In this edited extract from Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers, Steve Graham looks at how the geography of inequality, politics, and identity is playing out in our increasingly vertical and unequal cities.
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This housing crisis has deep political and economic roots—requiring a more radical response than ever before. Familiarise yourself with the geography of inequality, politics, and identity with these books on our modern cities.
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In this excerpt from In Defense of Housing: The Politics of Crisis, authors David Madden and Peter Marcuse return to Engel's The Housing Question to show that while there are temporary crises of housing, the use of "crisis" is better served to highlight the ways that the contemporary housing system is unsustainable by its very nature.
In Defense of Housing, along with Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers by Stephen Graham, are 40% off (with bundled ebook and free worldwide shipping) until Friday, November 25th.