Unmaking Goliath

Author: James DeFilippis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135943621
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Arguing against those who say that our communities are powerless in the face of footloose corporations, DeFilippis considers what localities can do in the face of heightened capital mobility in order to retain an autonomy that furthers egalitarian social justice, and explores how we go about accomplishing this in practical, political terms.

Umk mpftes Gr n

Author: Sarah Kumnig
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839435897
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Urbane Gärten sind aus vielen Städten nicht mehr wegzudenken. Gemeinschaftlicher Gemüseanbau wird dabei oft als rebellischer Akt der Stadtgestaltung von unten verstanden. Gleichzeitig taucht »urban gardening« immer häufiger in Stadtentwicklungsplänen und Werbebroschüren auf. Die Beiträger_innen des Bandes liefern eine kritische Analyse grüner urbaner Aktivitäten und ihrer umkämpften und widersprüchlichen Rolle in aktuellen Prozessen der Neoliberalisierung des Städtischen.

Cybernetic Government

Author: Benjamin Seibel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658124903
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Entlang der drei kybernetischen Schlüsselbegriffe Kommunikation, Kalkulation und Kontrolle rekonstruiert Benjamin Seibels historische Studie die Genese eines politischen Regelungswissens, das in den militärischen Forschungslabors des Zweiten Weltkriegs seinen Ausgang nimmt und sich in den Aktualisierungen digitaler Technologien bis in unsere Gegenwart fortschreibt. Der Autor zeigt, dass in den Diskursen der Kybernetik Anfang der 1940er Jahre nicht nur jene eigentümlichen Apparaturen verhandelt werden, die heute Computer heißen, sondern mit ihnen auch ein Ensemble potentieller Regierungstechniken: In der kybernetischen Utopie soll die ganze Gesellschaft einem perfekten Informationssystem gleichen – und folglich auch durch solche Systeme regierbar werden.

Community

Author: Katharine Kelly
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442694653
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Community is an elusive yet frequently invoked concept. Terms like community health, community living, community schools, community policing, community development, and community renewal have become part of the contemporary lexicon. What has led organizations, and particularly Western governments, to take such an interest in community, and why this interest now? What has caused the increasing acceptance of community as the primary vehicle through which a wide variety of government programs and services should be delivered? And what has this shift of focus meant for those living and working in communities? Using real-life case studies that include affordable housing and environmental and crime-prevention initiatives, Community is the perfect primer for understanding the theoretical and practical elements of contemporary community policies and practices, ideal for those working, or training to work, at the local level.

The Neoliberal City

Author: Jason Hackworth
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801470048
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The shift in the ideological winds toward a "free-market" economy has brought profound effects in urban areas. The Neoliberal City presents an overview of the effect of these changes on today's cities. The term "neoliberalism" was originally used in reference to a set of practices that first-world institutions like the IMF and World Bank impose on third-world countries and cities. The support of unimpeded trade and individual freedoms and the discouragement of state regulation and social spending are the putative centerpieces of this vision. More and more, though, people have come to recognize that first-world cities are undergoing the same processes. In The Neoliberal City, Jason Hackworth argues that neoliberal policies are in fact having a profound effect on the nature and direction of urbanization in the United States and other wealthy countries, and that much can be learned from studying its effect. He explores the impact that neoliberalism has had on three aspects of urbanization in the United States: governance, urban form, and social movements. The American inner city is seen as a crucial battle zone for the wider neoliberal transition primarily because it embodies neoliberalism's antithesis, Keynesian egalitarian liberalism. Focusing on issues such as gentrification in New York City; public-housing policy in New York, Chicago, and Seattle; downtown redevelopment in Phoenix; and urban-landscape change in New Brunswick, N.J., Hackworth shows us how material and symbolic changes to institutions, neighborhoods, and entire urban regions can be traced in part to the rise of neoliberalism.

The Community Development Reader

Author: James DeFilippis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135705232
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The Community Development Reader is the first comprehensive reader in the past thirty years that brings together practice, theory and critique concerning communities as sites of social change. With chapters written by some of the leading scholars and practitioners in the field, the book presents a diverse set of perspectives on community development. These selections inform the reader about established and emerging community development institutions and practices as well as the main debates in the field. The second edition is significantly updated and expanded to include a section on globalization as well as new chapters on the foreclosure crisis, and emerging forms of community .

Readings in Planning Theory

Author: Susan S. Fainstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119045061
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"This fourth edition is the best-available compendium and analysis of planning theory. Remarkably, the editors manage to retain many of the foundational readings while also producing a volume that is overwhelmingly grounded in new scholarship. This expands the canon to show how theory can be inspired and produced by practitioners and scholars engaged with far more than the United States and Europe." Lawrence J. Vale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.