'Recommended for readers who seek a heterodox perspective on urban economics.'
‘This powerful and timely new book challenges the prevailing orthodoxy within urban studies. It blends diverse theories, international experience and a global viewpoint. Students of urban economics, real estate and planning will find it a refreshing alternative to the standard texts.’
Frank Stilwell, University of Sydney
‘Presents an alternative map of urban economics. Obeng-Odoom's command of the facts, eye for absurdity, and appreciation of the balance between heterodox and orthodox slants makes his book the most authoritative, educative and inspiring text on the subject.'
Paul Alagidede, University of the Witwatersrand
‘A lively and up-to-date introduction to urban economics, which will encourage readers to think outside-the-box on a topic which is too important for our collective future to be left to urban specialists alone.’
Charles Gore, author of Regions in Question
‘A major contribution to the urban economics of the built environment and a thoughtful counterbalance to mainstream neoclassical and neoliberal framing of urban systems.’
Richard Grant, University of Miami
‘A welcome addition to the existing literature on urban and property economics. I would recommend this book to both students and seasoned scholars of urban and land economy and urban development more generally.’
Ramin Keivani, Oxford Brookes University