Gentrification and the Real Estate State (Jacobin)
Discover the incredible transformation of urban life and politics with this powerful book. Real estate is now a $217 trillion dollar industry, worth more than all the gold ever mined. Samuel Stein exposes the state-led process of urban planning, unveiling the role of planners in the real estate state. Explore the ways in which planning agencies are used by capital, and how urban renovations translate into rising real estate values and rents. A remarkable exploration into the power of planning to reclaim urban life.