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PPD 245: Midterm Study GuideGrowth is not, in the present analysis , merely one among a number of equally importantconcerns of political process.First there is the “symbolic” politics which comprises the “big issues” of public moralityand the symbolic reforms featured in the headlines and tutorials of the daily press.·The other politics is the process through which goods and services actually come to bedistributed in society.Largely unseen, and regulated to negotiations within committees, this is the politics whichdetermines who, in material terms, gets what, where and how.Land is the crucial variable in this systemThe people who participate with their energies, and particularly their fortunes, in local affairs arethe sort of persons who have the most to gain or lose in land-use decisions.The people who profit the least are the Newspaper Editorials. The article says they “tendnevertheless to support growth-inducing investments for their regions. The papers do tend tosupport “good planning principles” in some form because such good planning is a long-termforce that makes for even more potential future growth. If the roads are not planned wideenough, their narrowness will eventually strangle the increasingly intense uses to which the landwill be put. It just makes good sense to plan, and good planning for “sound growth” this is thekey “environmental policy” of the nation’s local media.Often leaders of public agencies achieve a role similar to that of a newspaper publisher. Theydo not help the growth machine and benefit the least because they become growth “statesmen”rather than advocates for a certain type or intralocal distribution of growth.What does the term urban growth machine describe?
rWho profits most and why? Who profits least?"

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Term
Summer
Professor
Agarwal
Tags
Sociology, Social Capital, open space, public space

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