Whose Urban Renaissance?: An international comparison of urban regeneration strategies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-29
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. xiii
Notes on contributorsp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
On urban renaissance strategiesp. 9
Top down vs bottom up: Doreen from Silwood, a social housing estate in South Londonp. 11
Class cleansing in Istanbul's world-city projectp. 16
Believing in market forces in Johannesburgp. 25
Regeneration through urban mega-projects in Riyadhp. 34
Regulation and property speculation in the centre of Mexico Cityp. 43
Museumization and transformation in Florencep. 50
Winners and losers from urban growth in South East Englandp. 60
On local limits to regeneration strategiesp. 71
When fish sing in Brusselsp. 73
Renaissance through demolition in Leipzigp. 75
Image politics and stagnation in the Ruhr Valleyp. 84
Gentrification and the creative class in Berlin-Kreuzbergp. 93
On grass-roots strugglesp. 103
Gathering memories at the battlefront: www.oldbeijing.orgp. 105
The contested reinvention of inner city Green Bay, Wisconsinp. 110
Planning from below in Barcelonap. 118
The ambiguous renaissance of Romep. 129
Struggling against renaissance in Birmingham's Eastsidep. 139
Urban renaissance and resistance in Torontop. 147
Gentrification and community empowerment in East Londonp. 157
On the possibilities of policyp. 167
Gertrude Street Fitzroyp. 169
Heritage tourism and displacement in Salvador da Bahiap. 171
Retail gentrification in Ciutat Vella, Barcelonap. 180
The Melbourne indie music scene and the inner city bluesp. 191
The embrace of Amsterdam's creative breeding groundp. 202
The equitable regeneration of Bernep. 212
Searching for the 'sweet spot' in San Franciscop. 222
Bottom up vs top down: Jess from Pepys, a social housing estate in South Londonp. 234
New theoretical and practical insights for urban policyp. 239
Whose urban renaissance?p. 241
Rising to a challengep. 253
Bibliographyp. 261
Indexp. 279
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