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Aspen and the American Dream: How One Town Manages Inequality in the Era of Supergentrification

Aspen and the American Dream: How One Town Manages Inequality in the Era of Supergentrification (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Stuber, Jenny

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How is it possible for a town to exist where the median household income is about $73,000, but the median home price is about $4,000,000? Boring into the 'impossible' math of Aspen, Colorado, Stuber, explores how the middle-class have found a way to live in this super-gentrified ...town. Interviewing a range of residents, policymakers and officials, Stuber shows that what resolves the impossible math equation between incomes and home values in Aspen, Colorado-the X-factor that makes middle-class life possible-is the careful orchestration of diverse class interests within local politics and the community. She explores how this is achieved through a highly regulatory and extractive land use code that provides symbolic and material value to highly affluent investors and part-year residents, as well as less-affluent locals, many of whom benefit from an array of subsidies-including an extensive affordable housing program-that redistribute economic resources in ways that make it possible for middle-class residents there. Stuber further examines how Latinos, who provide much of the service work in Aspen and who tend to live outside the town, fit into the social geography of one of the most unequal places in the country. Overall, Stuber argues that the Aspen's ability to balance the interests of its diverse class constituencies is not a foregone conclusion; rather, it is the result of efforts by local stakeholders-citizens, government, developers, and vacationers-to preserve the town's unique feel and value, and keep Aspen, Aspen in all its complex dynamics.
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ISBN 9780520306608
Released NZ 11 May 2021
Publisher University of California Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780520306608
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 11 May 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Stuber, Jenny
Category Interdisciplinary Studies
Rural Communities
Urban Communities
Economics
Labour Economics
Geography
Travel & Holiday
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 305.800978843
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Equality - Colorado - Aspen, Middle class - Colorado - Aspen, Housing - Colorado - Aspen, Aspen Colo - Social conditions, Aspen Colo - Economic conditions
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade

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