Cities and the Super-Rich

Real Estate, Elite Practices and Urban Political Economies

  • Ray Forrest
  • Sin Yee Koh
  • Bart Wissink

Part of the The Contemporary City book series (TCONTCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ray Forrest, Sin Yee Koh, Bart Wissink
    Pages 1-18
  3. Real Estate Investments

  4. Elite Spatialities and Practices

  5. Urban Political Economies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Bart Wissink, Sin Yee Koh, Ray Forrest
      Pages 229-252
    3. Rowland Atkinson, Roger Burrows, Luna Glucksberg, Hang Kei Ho, Caroline Knowles, David Rhodes
      Pages 253-271
    4. Ray Forrest, Sin Yee Koh, Bart Wissink
      Pages 273-287
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-296

About this book


With the rise of wealth inequalities, our cities are changing dramatically. This collection critically engages with and advances existing debates on the super-rich and their roles in these transformations.  An interdisciplinary range of contributions from international experts including sociologists, geographers, historians, discourse analysts, and urban studies specialists reveal crucial aspects of the real estate investment practices of the super-rich, their social spaces in the city as well as the distinct influence of the super-rich on the transformation of four key cities: London, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. By drawing together diverse disciplines, perspectives, and experiences across different geographical contexts, this book offers a fresh, comparative, and nuanced take on the super-rich and the 1% city, as well as a solid, empirically and theoretically grounded basis to think about future research questions and policy implications.


In Search of the Super-rich Elites Without Hierarchies The Super Rich in the United States Becoming a Super-Rich Foreign Real Estate Investor Geographies of the Super-Rich Old Money, Networks and Distinction The Deeper Impacts of the ‘Super-Rich’

Editors and affiliations

  • Ray Forrest
    • 1
  • Sin Yee Koh
    • 2
  • Bart Wissink
    • 3
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongKowloon TongHong Kong
  2. 2.Institute of Asian StudiesUniversity Brunei DarussalamGadongBrunei Darussalam
  3. 3.City University of Hong Kong KowloonHong Kong

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