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Suburbanization and Spatial Inequality in India

Jeferey M. Sellers
Inequality of living conditions is a fact of urban life. In the twenty-first century, as the majority of residents in the developing world become urban dwellers, stark divergences between modernizing areas and areas of traditional and informal settlement are reshaping cities. Unequal living conditions increasingly rflect disparities within urbanizing regions as well as between cities and the country-side. As urban settlement sprawls into the rural areas of developing countries such as India, new suburbs are springing up with astonishing speed. Unlike earlier suburbanization in the United States and other developed countries, this process is bringing about new, unequal living conditions within the suburbs themselves. Research from Jefferey Sellers and Haoshi Wang on India (2018) offers new insights into these dynamics, and the disparities they are producing in markets for housing.