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Author Chronopoulos, Themis, author

Title Spatial regulation in New York City : from urban renewal to zero tolerance / Themis Chronopoulos
Published New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 233 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge advances in geography ; 4
Routledge advances in geography ; 4
Contents The betrayal of the liberal assumptions of urban renewal -- The failure of urban renewal as a spatial ordering apparatus -- Times Square : New York's most disorderly place -- Neoliberalism, neoconservatism, and spatial regulation -- Graffiti as a manifestation of social disorder -- The declining appearance of order, 1978-1993 -- The radicalization of spatial regulation, 1994-2001 -- Epilogue: the legacy of displacement and exclusion
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Crime prevention -- New York (State) -- New York
Law enforcement -- New York (State) -- New York
Urban renewal -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- New York
Urban renewal -- New York (State) -- New York
Brottsförebyggande verksamhet -- New York.
Crime prevention.
Law enforcement.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- Urban.
Social conditions.
Stadsförnyelse -- sociala aspekter -- New York.
Urban renewal -- Social aspects.
Urban renewal.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
New York (State) -- New York.
New York -- historia -- 1900-talet.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010042311
ISBN 020381908X