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Ann Arbor, Michigan's success as a postindustrial city reflects the massive shift toward knowledge‐based economies and the ascendancy of a new bourgeoisie class of corporate and university knowledge brokers. Aside from high‐tech commodities, however, the city and its attendant “aristocracy of...
Since the early 1990s, Henri Lefebvre's theory of the social production of space has become widely used by Anglophone academics to understand contemporary urban processes in the Western world. This article argues that care must be taken in transporting Lefbevre's theoretical framework from one...
The article reviews the changing strategies of Manchester's Labour‐controlled city council from 1987 and the emergence of “urban entrepreneurialism” as the hegemonic framework for local strategy. It is argued that the supply‐side emphasis on “bricks and mortar” regeneration, flagship...
Regional transportation planning shaped minority activism in the mid‐1960s. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system encouraged West Oakland activists to create a strong local identity. BART supporters valued regional mobility and blamed ghetto poverty on the inaccessibility of suburban jobs....
Books reviewed: The Urbanization of Injustice, edited by Andy Merrifield and Erik Swyngedouw Family Fantasies and Community Space, by Stuart C. Aitken The Rise of the Network Society, by Manuel Castells The Power of Identity, by Manuel Castells End of Millennium, by Manuel Castells The Cinematic...
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