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‘Mortgaged lives’: the biopolitics of debt and housing financialisation1
The paper expands the conceptual framework within which we examine mortgage debt by reconceptualising mortgages as a biotechnology: a technology of power over life that forges an intimateExpand
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“Value Grabbing”: A Political Ecology of Rent
ABSTRACT This paper aims to redress the under-appreciated significance of rent for political ecological analysis. We introduce the notion of value grabbing, defined as the appropriation of (surplus)Expand
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From Occupying Plazas to Recuperating Housing: Insurgent Practices in Spain
Urban insurgencies have spread across the globe like wildfire in recent years. The indignado plaza occupations in Spain are often cited as beacons of popular and widespread dissent. This articleExpand
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New scholarly pathways on green gentrification: What does the urban ‘green turn’ mean and where is it going?
Scholars in urban political ecology, urban geography, and planning have suggested that urban greening interventions can create elite enclaves of environmental privilege and green gentrification, andExpand
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Expanding the Boundaries of Justice in Urban Greening Scholarship: Toward an Emancipatory, Antisubordination, Intersectional, and Relational Approach
Supported by a large body of scholarship, it is increasingly orthodox practice for cities to deploy urban greening interventions to address diverse socioenvironmental challenges, from protectingExpand
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Gentrification and health in two global cities: a call to identify impacts for socially-vulnerable residents
ABSTRACT In global cities, the impacts of gentrification on the lives and well-being of socially vulnerable residents have occupied political agendas. Yet to date, research on how gentrificationExpand
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Urban green boosterism and city affordability: For whom is the ‘branded’ green city?
Increasingly, greening in cities across the Global North is enmeshed in strategies for attracting capital investment, raising the question: for whom is the future green city? Through exploring theExpand
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Real estate crisis resolution regimes and residential REITs: emerging socio-spatial impacts in Barcelona
This paper explores the development of residential Spanish Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs, known as SOCIMIs) in the country’s growing rental market, unpacking their connection with the resolu...
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