Spatial Regulation in New York City: From Urban Renewal to Zero Tolerance

1st Edition

Themis Chronopoulos

Routledge
Published May 23, 2013
Reference - 234 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415850797 - CAT# Y151210
Series: Routledge Advances in Geography

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Summary

This book explores and critiques the process of spatial regulation in post-war New York, focusing on the period after the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, examining the ideological underpinnings and practical applications of urban renewal, exclusionary zoning, anti-vagrancy laws, and order-maintenance policing. It argues that these practices were part of a class project that deflected attention from the underlying causes of poverty, eroded civil rights, and sought to enable real estate investment, high-end consumption, mainstream tourism, and corporate success.

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