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By Neil Brenner,Peter Marcuse,Margit Mayer

The around the world monetary concern has despatched shock-waves of sped up monetary restructuring, regulatory reorganization and sociopolitical clash via towns around the globe. It has additionally given new impetus to the struggles of city social pursuits emphasizing the injustice, destructiveness and unsustainability of capitalist sorts of urbanization. This publication contributes analyses meant to be important for efforts to roll again modern profit-based varieties of urbanization, and to advertise substitute, appreciably democratic and sustainable types of urbanism.

The individuals offer state-of-the-art analyses of latest city restructuring, together with the problems of neoliberalization, gentrification, colonization, "creative" towns, structure and political energy, sub-prime loan foreclosure and the continued struggles of "right to town" activities. even as, the e-book explores the various interpretive frameworks – severe and in a different way – which are at the moment getting used in educational discourse, in political struggles, and in way of life to decipher modern city differences and contestations. The slogan, "cities for individuals, no longer for profit," units into stark aid what the participants view as a valuable political query serious about efforts, straight away theoretical and functional, to deal with the worldwide city crises of our time.

Drawing upon eu and North American scholarship in sociology, politics, geography, city making plans and concrete layout, the ebook offers worthy insights and views for electorate, activists and intellectuals drawn to exploring choices to modern varieties of capitalist urbanization.

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