The Unequal City

Urban Resurgence, Displacement and the Making of Inequality in Global Cities John Rennie Short. 3. Capital. and. the. unequal. city. The same story from around the world In Yangon, the major city of Myanmar, also known as Burma, ...

The Unequal City

Cities around the world have seen: an increase in population and capital investments in land and building; a shift in central city populations as the poor are forced out; and a radical restructuring of urban space. The Unequal City tells the story of urban change and acts as a comprehensive guide to the Urban Now. A number of trends are examined, including: the role of liquid capital; the resurgence of population; the construction of megaprojects and hosting of global megaevents; the role of the new rich; and the emergence of a new middle class. This book explores the reasons behind the displacement of the poor to the suburbs and beyond. Drawing upon case studies from around the world, readers are exposed to an examination of the urban projects that involve the reuse of older industrial spaces, the greening of the cities, and the securitization of the public spaces. This book draws on political economy, cultural and political analysis, and urban geography approaches in order to consider the multifaceted nature of the process and its global unfolding. It will be essential reading to those interested in urban studies, economic geography, urban economics, urban sociology, urban planning and globalization.

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The Unequal City
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: John Rennie Short
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-14 - Publisher: Routledge

Cities around the world have seen: an increase in population and capital investments in land and building; a shift in central city populations as the poor are forced out; and a radical restructuring of urban space. The Unequal City tells the story of urban change and acts as a comprehensive
Creating the Unequal City
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Talja Blokland, Carlotta Giustozzi, Daniela Krüger, Hannah Schilling
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-14 - Publisher: Routledge

Cities can be seen as geographical imaginaries: places have meanings attributed so that they are perceived, represented and interpreted in a particular way. We may therefore speak of cityness rather than 'the city': the city is always in the making. It cannot be grasped as a fixed structure in which
The Unequal City
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Professor of Geography and Public Policy John Rennie Short
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-04 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Cities around the world have seen: an increase in population and capital investments in land and building; a shift in central city populations as the poor are forced out; and a radical restructuring of urban space. The Unequal City tells the story of urban change and acts as a comprehensive
Creating the Unequal City
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Talja Blokland, Carlotta Giustozzi, Daniela Krüger, Hannah Schilling
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-14 - Publisher: Routledge

Cities can be seen as geographical imaginaries: places have meanings attributed so that they are perceived, represented and interpreted in a particular way. We may therefore speak of cityness rather than 'the city': the city is always in the making. It cannot be grasped as a fixed structure in which
Unequal Cities
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Maureen R. Benjamins, Fernando G. De Maio
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-07 - Publisher: JHU Press

Across the United States, Blacks have shorter life expectancies than whites—reflecting structural racism and deep-rooted drivers of population health. But are some cities more equal than others? The elimination of racial and ethnic inequities—differences that are avoidable, unnecessary, and unfair—has been one of the overarching health-related goals of the United