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The Resource Crisis cities : disaster and redevelopment in New York and New Orleans, Kevin Fox Gotham, Miriam Greenberg

Crisis cities : disaster and redevelopment in New York and New Orleans, Kevin Fox Gotham, Miriam Greenberg

Label
Crisis cities : disaster and redevelopment in New York and New Orleans
Title
Crisis cities
Title remainder
disaster and redevelopment in New York and New Orleans
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Fox Gotham, Miriam Greenberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Crisis Cities blends critical theoretical insight with a historically-grounded comparative study to examine the redevelopment efforts following the 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina disasters. Based on years of research in the two cities, Gotham and Greenberg contend that New York and New Orleans have emerged as paradigmatic crisis cities, representing a free-market approach to post-disaster redevelopment that is increasingly dominant for crisis-stricken cities around the world. This mode of urbanization emphasizes the privatization of disaster aid, devolution of recovery responsibility to the local state, use of tax incentives and federal grants to spur market-centered redevelopment, and utopian branding campaigns to market the redeveloped city for business and tourism. Meanwhile, it eliminates "low-income" and "public benefit" standards that once underlay emergency provisions. Focusing on the pre- and post-history of disaster, Gotham and Greenberg show how this approach exacerbates the uneven landscapes of risk and resiliency that helped produce crisis in the first place, while potentially reproducing the conditions for future crisis. At the same time, they highlight the expanding coalitions that formed following 9/11 and Katrina to contest these inequities and envision a more just and sustainable urban future. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gotham, Kevin Fox
Dewey number
307.3/416097471
Index
index present
LC call number
HT177.N5
LC item number
G68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Greenberg, Miriam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Urban renewal
  • Urban renewal
  • Disasters
  • Disasters
  • Urban policy
  • Urban policy
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Sociology, Urban
Label
Crisis cities : disaster and redevelopment in New York and New Orleans, Kevin Fox Gotham, Miriam Greenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Comparing the Incomparable: Toward a Theory of Crisis Cities -- "Tighten Your Belts and Bite the Bullet": The Legacy of Urban Crisis in New York City and New Orleans -- Constructing the Tabula Rasa: Framing and the Political Construction of Crisis -- Crisis as Opportunity: Tracing the Contentious Spatial Politics of Redevelopment -- Landscapes of Risk and Resilience: From Lower Manhattan to the Lower Ninth Ward -- Rebranding the "Big Apple" and the "Big Easy": Representations of Crisis and Crises of Representation -- Conclusion: Lessons in the Wake of Crisis
Control code
857753971
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780199752218
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013035033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857753971
Label
Crisis cities : disaster and redevelopment in New York and New Orleans, Kevin Fox Gotham, Miriam Greenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Comparing the Incomparable: Toward a Theory of Crisis Cities -- "Tighten Your Belts and Bite the Bullet": The Legacy of Urban Crisis in New York City and New Orleans -- Constructing the Tabula Rasa: Framing and the Political Construction of Crisis -- Crisis as Opportunity: Tracing the Contentious Spatial Politics of Redevelopment -- Landscapes of Risk and Resilience: From Lower Manhattan to the Lower Ninth Ward -- Rebranding the "Big Apple" and the "Big Easy": Representations of Crisis and Crises of Representation -- Conclusion: Lessons in the Wake of Crisis
Control code
857753971
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 325 pages
Isbn
9780199752218
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013035033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)857753971

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