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Spatial Regulation in New York City

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Author: Chronopoulos, Themis
  • ISBN: 9781136740688
  • Print ISBN: 9780415891585
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Pages: 245
  • Ebook format: PDF
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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