Property and Thomas Piketty: Casting the Lens of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century on Inequality in the Urban Built Environment | Land Portal

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January 2018
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Copyright (c) 2018 Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs

Currently there exists a disturbing urban problem exemplified by the excessive luxury apartments and glamorous office towers being built in cities around the world in the face of the increasing unaffordability of housing and lowcost work trade or craft space Seeking to address this complex problem this paper proposes a theoretical framework that uniquely addresses both the capitalist economic structure that drives the development process and the Marxistbased urban theory by which the socioeconomic outcomes are currently evaluated This framework takes as its metatheory the approach of Thomas Piketty in his recent treatise Capital in the TwentyFirst Century since he deftly employs the Marxist dialectic of laborcapital while investigating the persistent inequality in the history of capitalism by interrogating that system itself This bifurcated framework of economic analysis affords a new format for examining real estate returns how they are represented in the market place who benefits from them and how resultant inequalities might be avoided in urban development

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Patrice Derrington

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