Spatial Regulation in New York City: From Urban Renewal to Zero Tolerance

Themis Chronopoulos

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages234
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-89158-5
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2011

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Geography

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