Gentrification and Uneven Development

Neil Smith was a leading Marxist geographer in the study of the production of urban space. His work on uneven development and gentrification has contributed to the critique of capital as an agent of spatial reconfiguration (or “second nature”), and should be read in dialogue with the work of Henri Lefebvre and the work of his colleague David Harvey. We propose the reading of his article Gentrification and Uneven Development as a work of synthesis and introduction to the central theses of his best known work, Uneven Development: Nature, Capital and the Production of Space, of great importance for the ecomarxist debate.