Gated Communities: Social Sustainability in Contemporary and Historical Gated Developments

Gated Communities: Social Sustainability in Contemporary and Historical Gated Developments

by Samer Bagaeen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844075192

ISBN-13: 9781844075195

Pub. Date: 03/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Gated Communities poses new questions at a time when the conception of gated communities has become fixed and narrow. It is the first book to provide a broad and comparative historic, socio-political and contemporary cultural perspective of gated communities. In doing so it offers a different lens through which to view the historical vernacular background of this

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Gated Communities poses new questions at a time when the conception of gated communities has become fixed and narrow. It is the first book to provide a broad and comparative historic, socio-political and contemporary cultural perspective of gated communities. In doing so it offers a different lens through which to view the historical vernacular background of this now global phenomenon. The book presents a collection of original writing on the issue by an international and interdisciplinary group of contributors.

The authors argue that links can be drawn between the historic gated homesteads and cities found in much of the world, and today's Western-style secure complexes. Global examples of gated communities, and their historical context, are presented throughout the book. The authors also comment on how sustainability issues have impacted on these communities. The book concludes by considering how the historic measures up with the contemporary in terms of sustainability, function and aesthetic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844075195
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix

Acknowledgements x

Foreword: Urban Gating - One Instance of a Larger Development? Saskia Sassen xi

List of Contributors xiii

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xv

1 Gated Histories: An Introduction to Themes and Concepts Samer Bagaeen Ola Uduku 1

2 Opening the Gates: An East-West Transmodern Discourse? Ziauddin Sardar 9

3 Gated Urban Life versus Kinship and Social Solidarity in the Middle East Samer Bagaeen 15

4 Gating Urban Spaces in China: Inclusion, Exclusion and Government Luigi Tomba 27

5 Lagos: 'Urban Gating' as the Default Condition Ola Uduku 39

6 Gated Minds, Gated Places: The Impact and Meaning of Hard Boundaries in South Africa Karina Landman 49

7 Latin American Gated Communities: The Latest Symbol of Historic Social Segregation Sonia Roitman MÓnica Adriana Giglio 63

8 Gated Communities in Mexico City: A Historical Perspective Diana Sheinbaum 79

9 Production and Social Sustainability of Private Enclaves in Suburban Landscapes: French and US Long-Term Emergence of Gated Communities and Private Streets Renaud Le Goix Delphine Callen 93

10 Barriers and Boundaries: An Exploration of Gatedness in New Zealand Ann Dupuis Jennifer Dixon 115

11 Afterword Ola Uduku Samer Bagaeen 131

Index 135

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