The Game of Urban Regeneration

Culture & Community in London 2012 and Berlin's Mediaspree

Who wins and who loses in urban regeneration? What are the mechanisms at play?

Francesca Weber-Newth looks at two neighbourhoods that are adjacent to large-scale regeneration schemes: the 2012 Olympic park in London and the Mediaspree waterside development in Berlin. By analysing how urban regeneration is experienced on the ground, her study counters the notion that Olympic-led regeneration is any different from other forms of neoliberal urban development. Adopting Pierre Bourdieu's view of the social world as made up of competitive ›games‹, an analysis of the two neighbourhoods reveals how the concepts of ›culture‹ and ›community‹ are strategically employed in the ›game‹ of urban regeneration – to the benefit of some and the detriment of others.

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2019-08-27, ca. 300 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4486-9

This product will be released at 27 August 2019

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Book title
The Game of Urban Regeneration Culture & Community in London 2012 and Berlin's Mediaspree
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 300
Features
Hardcover, Klebebindung, 30 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4486-9
Commodity Group
1725
BIC-Code
JFSG RPC JHB
BISAC-Code
SOC026030 POL002000 POL010000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
JBSD RPC JHB
Release date
2019-08-27
Edition
1
Topics
Stadt
Readership
Sociology, Urban Studies, Urban Geography, Urban Anthropology
Keywords/Tags
Urban Regeneration, London 2012, Community, Culture, Pierre Bourdieu, City, Urban Studies, Urban Planning, Political Sociology, Berlin, Sociology

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