Cities & Change

Cities & Change - 1. What is the urban crisis thesis...

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1. What is the urban crisis thesis and what is the urban revival antithesis and what is the current situation? The urban crisis thesis is the idea that the nation’s large cities are no good, they are not in a good situation and not much or nothing at all can be done to fix the problems in the cities. There are too many people living in poverty and there is not enough money to fix the major problems of the cities. The urban revival antithesis tells how cities have begun to shape up and that the cities’ economy has grown. It says that in recent years major cities have begun to rebuild and renovate the old broken down neighborhoods and built nice new homes. Currently cities are better off then they were before. 2. How does the political economy approach the urban crisis? The political economists believe the problems in American cities were inevitable. The problems are caused by the capitalistic economic system. The people with money only want to improve the parts of the cities that are important to them. They believe that these believe that the “corporations’ rejection of increased taxes to pay for social services” is the
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course UNIV 111 taught by Professor Cates during the Fall '07 term at VCU.

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