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Cities for People, Not for Profit : Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City.

Author: Neil Brenner; Peter Marcuse; Margit Mayer
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
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The worldwide financial crisis has sent shock-waves of accelerated economic restructuring, regulatory reorganization and sociopolitical conflict through cities around the world. It has also given new impetus to the struggles of urban social movements emphasizing the injustice, destructiveness and unsustainability of capitalist forms of urbanization. This book contributes analyses intended to be useful for efforts to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brenner, Neil.
Cities for People, Not for Profit : Critical Urban Theory and the Right to the City.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Brenner; Peter Marcuse; Margit Mayer
ISBN: 9780203802182 0203802187
OCLC Number: 798532906
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Cities for People, Not for Profit; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures; Contributors; Preface and acknowledgments; 1. Cities for people, not for profit: an introduction: Neil Brenner, Peter Marcuse, and Margit Mayer; 2. What is critical urban theory?: Neil Brenner; 3. Whose right(s) to what city?: Peter Marcuse; 4. Henri Lefebvre, the right to the city, and the new metropolitan mainstream: Christian Schmid; 5. The "right to the city" in urban social movements: Margit Mayer; 6. Space and revolution in theory and practice: eight theses: Kanishka Goonewardena. 7. The praxis of planning and the contributions of critical development studies: Katharine N. Rankin8. Assemblages, actor-networks, and the challenges of critical urban theory: Neil Brenner, David J. Madden, and David Wachsmuth; 9. The new urban growth ideology of "creative cities": Stefan Krätke; 10. Critical theory and "gray space": mobilization of the colonized: Oren Yiftachel; 11. Missing Marcuse: on gentrification and displacement: Tom Slater; 12. An actually existing just city? The fight for the right to the city in Amsterdam: Justus Uitermark. 13. A critical approach to solving the housing problem: Peter Marcuse14. Socialist cities, for people or for power?: Bruno Flierl in conversation with Peter Marcuse; 15. The right to the city: from theory to grassroots alliance: Jon Liss; 16. What is to be done? And who the hell is going to do it?: David Harvey with David Wachsmuth; Afterword: Peter Marcuse; Index.

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The worldwide financial crisis has sent shock-waves of accelerated economic restructuring, regulatory reorganization and sociopolitical conflict through cities around the world. It has also given new impetus to the struggles of urban social movements emphasizing the injustice, destructiveness and unsustainability of capitalist forms of urbanization. This book contributes analyses intended to be useful for efforts to roll back contemporary profit-based forms of urbanization, and to promote alternative, radically democratic and sustainable forms of urbanism. The contributors provide cutting-edge.

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