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Whose Urban Renaissance? : an International Comparison of Urban Regeneration Strategies.

Author: Libby Porter; Kate Shaw
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2008.
Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography, 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Researchers in 21 world cities examine specific cases of urban regeneration. They focus on the policies driving the process and the way these policies work, on instances of opposition and active struggle, and on the occasional policy interventions that are used to ameliorate the negative impacts of gentrification.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Libby Porter; Kate Shaw
ISBN: 9780203884539 0203884531
OCLC Number: 437241597
Description: 1 online resource (316 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Part I On urban renaissance strategies; Top down vs bottom up: Doreen from Silwood, a social housing estate in South London; 2 Class cleansing in Istanbul's world-city project; 3 Believing in market forces in Johannesburg; 4 Regeneration through urban mega-projects in Riyadh; 5 Regulation and property speculation in the centre of Mexico City; 6 Museumization and transformation in Florence; 7 Winners and losers from urban growth in South East England. Part II On local limits to regeneration strategiesWhen fish sing in Brussels; 8 Renaissance through demolition in Leipzig; 9 Image politics and stagnation in the Ruhr Valley; 10 Gentrification and the creative class in Berlin-Kreuzberg; Part III On grass-roots struggles; Gathering memories at the battlefront: www.oldbeijing.org; 11 The contested reinvention of inner city Green Bay, Wisconsin; 12 Planning from below in Barcelona; 13 The ambiguous renaissance of.
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Human Geography, 10.

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Researchers in 21 world cities examine specific cases of urban regeneration. They focus on the policies driving the process and the way these policies work, on instances of opposition and active struggle, and on the occasional policy interventions that are used to ameliorate the negative impacts of gentrification.

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