Do gates negate the city? Gated communities' contribution to the urbanisation of suburbia in Pilar, Argentina

Roitman, Sonia and Phelps, Nicholas (2011) Do gates negate the city? Gated communities' contribution to the urbanisation of suburbia in Pilar, Argentina. Urban Studies, 48 16: 3487-3509. doi:10.1177/0042098010397395

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Author Roitman, Sonia
Phelps, Nicholas
Title Do gates negate the city? Gated communities' contribution to the urbanisation of suburbia in Pilar, Argentina
Journal name Urban Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-0980
1360-063X
Publication date 2011-12
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0042098010397395
Open Access Status
Volume 48
Issue 16
Start page 3487
End page 3509
Total pages 23
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Pilar is a city located in the third ring of the Buenos Aires metropolitan region (Argentina). Over the past 30 years, the widespread development of gated residential communities has seemingly gone hand-in-hand with an urbanisation of this outer suburb signalled by the arrival of new populations, enterprise, retail and other services. The growth of the ‘private city’ of these gated communities therefore has important implications for the ‘public city’ of the wider suburban municipality. Drawing upon original research based on the opinions of key informants, this paper considers how the growth of the ‘private city’ has contributed to the economy of, processes of community-building and social cohesion in Pilar. In conclusion, it is suggested that gated residential communities have been a major factor in the emergence of the dual suburb that is Pilar today.
Keyword Buenos-Aires
Growth
Sprawl
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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