Week 10 – Urban Spaces I

March 23
Read:

  • Neil Smith, “New Globalism, New Urbanism: Gentrification as a Global Urban Strategy,” Antipode (July 2002). [DOWNLOAD]

March 25

Read:

  • Mike Davis, “Planet of Slums: Urban Involution and the Informal Proletariat” New Left Review 26, March/April 2004. [DOWNLOAD]
  • Friedrich Engels, “The Great Towns” from Condition of the Working Class in England (1845). [LINK]

Videos from class:

Boyz in the Hood (1991): “It’s called gentrification”

“Are Slums the Global Urban Future?” With Ananya Roy

“Slum” Tourism sites:

Hurricane Katrina Tour (USA):
http://www.graylineneworleans.com/hurricane-katrina-tour.html
Emoya Luxury Hotel & Spa (South Africa):
http://www.emoya.co.za/p23/accommodation/shanty-town-for-a-unique-accommodation-experience-in-bloemfontein.html
Reality Tours and Travel (India):
http://realitytoursandtravel.com/slum-tour.php