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Inner-city Renewal. Revanchist Utopianism and Stadtschmerz

Baeten, Guy LU (2002)
Abstract
This dissertation seeks to describe, analyse and explain the contemporary poverty urban deprivation research and policies. By looking at the post-war planning policy of two specific urban neighbourhoods, the South Bank in London and the Leopold Quarter in Brussels, it seeks to demonstrate and clarify: 1) the growing political impotence of urban strategies, plans, policies and research projects that attempt to tacke deprivation; 2) the dystopianisation of the contemporary city in general and inner-city neighbourhoods in particular and the absence of comprehensive visions for solving urban problems; 3) the transformation of inner-city misery into a 'spectacle' that serves the well-defined interests of elitist groups in urban societies; 4)... (More)
This dissertation seeks to describe, analyse and explain the contemporary poverty urban deprivation research and policies. By looking at the post-war planning policy of two specific urban neighbourhoods, the South Bank in London and the Leopold Quarter in Brussels, it seeks to demonstrate and clarify: 1) the growing political impotence of urban strategies, plans, policies and research projects that attempt to tacke deprivation; 2) the dystopianisation of the contemporary city in general and inner-city neighbourhoods in particular and the absence of comprehensive visions for solving urban problems; 3) the transformation of inner-city misery into a 'spectacle' that serves the well-defined interests of elitist groups in urban societies; 4) the tactics of rescaling poverty and prosperity which are embedded in processes of empowerment and disempowerment. (Less)
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  • Boyle, Mark, University of Strathclyde
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keywords
London, urban planning, dystopia, urban regeneration, Brussels
publisher
University of Oxford
defense location
Oxford
defense date
2002-11-15 13:15
language
English
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no
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  abstract     = {This dissertation seeks to describe, analyse and explain the contemporary poverty urban deprivation research and policies. By looking at the post-war planning policy of two specific urban neighbourhoods, the South Bank in London and the Leopold Quarter in Brussels, it seeks to demonstrate and clarify: 1) the growing political impotence of urban strategies, plans, policies and research projects that attempt to tacke deprivation; 2) the dystopianisation of the contemporary city in general and inner-city neighbourhoods in particular and the absence of comprehensive visions for solving urban problems; 3) the transformation of inner-city misery into a 'spectacle' that serves the well-defined interests of elitist groups in urban societies; 4) the tactics of rescaling poverty and prosperity which are embedded in processes of empowerment and disempowerment.},
  author       = {Baeten, Guy},
  keyword      = {London,urban planning,dystopia,urban regeneration,Brussels},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x7ec2ec0)},
  title        = {Inner-city Renewal. Revanchist Utopianism and Stadtschmerz},
  year         = {2002},
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