The objectives are threefold: (1) To document and evaluate the diversity of global suburbanisms in their various contexts; (2) To explore the mutual and co-constructive elements of environmental or financial crisis with the production and governance of global suburban space; (3) To use our wide-ranging empirical data and analysis to intervene in urban theory.
Drawing on methodological and analytical approaches from political economy, urban political ecology, and social and cultural geography our international team contributes to better grasping the complex processes of suburbanization as they pose challenges to policymakers, planners, and academics alike. For each approach, we have developed concrete foundational, thematic and geographical projects and case studies. Some cut across all geographical areas; others will be specific to particular geographies. They are cross-referential.