class_8_student_version_atlanta_urban_inequality

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GOG 220 Urban Geography Class #8 ( 2/21) Urban Inequality Case Study V: Safety in the Suburbs, Atlanta GA Reading : Hall Ch 8
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Plus: a brief review of the Hall reading in Ch 8 Reading Guide: Hall Ch 8 Make sure you can answer the following questions form the readings what conclusion does Hall reach in his Case Study G, featuring Glasgow? what did the city of Bradford do to stimulate its local economy, and with what success? economic gain is usually expected from urban regeneration attempts from both the “trickle-down’ of local wealth, and the “economic multiplier” effect. What is involve din each case? In general, what does Hall conclude about these two channels to economic gain? in terms of local urban regeneration efforts, what is implied by the notion of the “zero sum growth” effect? in terms of the creation of new jobs, what does Hall reports about the impact of most urban regeneration attempts in British cities since the early 1990’s? Hall suggests that most urban regeneration has worsened the “dual city” effect. What does he mean by this?
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in terms of housing for the poor and marginal groups, what has been the impact of many of the “mega-projects” Hall discusses in this Chapter? what has been the impact of “mega-projects” on urban planning, public participation, and local democracy? what has been the impact of “mega-projects” on local culture, at both the “high” and the “low” ends? in general terms what does Hall conclude about the impact of local urban regeneration schemes on: the level of inward investment; the level of local civic pride; the level of local public accountability/democracy; local resistance and protest movements; local economic and social conditions what are some of Hall’s conclusions in his Case Study H?
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“Flagship” or “Mega”Projects large-scale versions of what Hall calls urban regeneration Chapter 8 looks at the positive and negative sides of large-scale urban regeneration (mostly public-private partnerships) especially in the case of “flagship” or “megaproject” developments :
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Dubai: “mega-projects galore “every new wave of public investment…[driven by urban entrepreneurialist initiatives] …is needed to make the last wave pay off…private-public partnership means that the public takes the risk and the private takes the profit. The citizenry wait for the benefits that never materialize” David Harvey
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Erik Swyngedouw: Swyngedouw recently conducted in-depth research on 13 “mega- projects” (which he calls Urban Development Projects or UDP’s) throughout Europe (Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Athens, Rotterdam, London, Lisbon, Vienna, Bilbao, Birmingham, Brussels, Naples and Lille)
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the researchers found, in contrast to the public relations myth of “daring entrepreneurial activity” that: the UDPs are almost without exception state-led and very often state- financed…
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AGOG 220 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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