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#10 Suburbia + Capital

Issue 10 considers the impact of capital on the shaping of suburban space. Three essays describe how the architecture, society and culture of a city can be influenced by the flows of finance.

Essay 01
Walls of Money: Suburban space and the financialisation of the city

Denis Linehan (Urban Geographer UCC) discusses the increasingly transactional nature of urban space in Dublin, and the need for urbanists to better understand the political climate in which the built environment is being produced.

Essay 02
Reconceptualising the Suburbs: The socio-spatial processes of regional and global urbanisation

Philip Lawton (Lecturer in Geography NUIG) outlines the socio-spatial processes of regional and global urbanisation, questioning the usefulness of typical suburbia/downtown binaries in understanding a more complex metropolitan condition.

Essay 03
Suburban Speculation: Dublin's 19th century suburbs and the making of the middle-classes

Stephanie Rains (Lecturer Maynooth University) reveals the long history of entanglement between property speculators, the press, politicians and financial institutions in Ireland, and how this dominant model of development led to the emergence of Dublin's oldest suburbs.

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