infrastructure, or through the expansion of credit via the mortgage system and other forms of personal debt (see Rehner and Rodríguez-Leiva, 2017 ; Rehner and Vergara, 2014 ; Vergara-Perucich, 2018 ). Also, it is estimated that the dramatic growth of transgenic soybean production in Argentina has metastasised into large-scale urban redevelopment projects and speculation, thereby
forming the committee responsible for the work …37 Burns set out the principles of public relations in so far as they were related to urban redevelopment in the 1960s. It involved the press, building relations with potential client groups, such as prospective council house tenants, providing a plan for consultation, photographs and importantly models of the future development: Throughout all the proceedings, however, if the press are treated as friends in the business of improving the town, rather than enemies of truth or local government and therefore to be avoided at
inter-war England’, Twentieth Century British History, 15:2 (2004), 119–42; Wildman, Urban Redevelopment, pp. 131–8. 106 William Clark and Gerard Rushton, ‘Models of intra-urban consumer behaviour and their implications for central place theory’, Economic Geography, 46:3 (1970), 486–97; R.A. Day, ‘Consumer shopping behaviour in a planned urban environment’, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 64:2 (1973), 77–85. The city and the suburban village 155 107 Joel Garreau, Edge City: Life on the New Frontier (New York, 1991); Michelle S. Lowe, ‘Britain
old sources of cultural capital (like the Hallé Orchestra), and gained new ones (like Granada TV). Charlotte Wildman has recently demonstrated the dynamism and optimism of urban redevelopment programmes from the end of the First World War onwards, which did not suggest a dramatic loss of confidence. 4 Nevertheless, it remains true that, over time, Manchester lost its nineteenth-century pre-eminence. By 1976, A. J. P. Taylor could write that ‘Manchester has become an agreeable provincial town. It is no
For Simon Gunn and Robert Morris, 1914 marked a turning point in the decline of civic power, as by the 1920s and 1930s towns were ‘abandoned’ by the elites who were responsible for the powerful municipal culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. 17 However, as Charlotte Wildman has demonstrated in her study of urban redevelopment in interwar Manchester and Liverpool, where local elites continued to drive the redevelopment of the cities, cultures of civic pride reflected the specific context of the
Manchester: Something rich and strange challenges us to see the quintessential post-industrial city in new ways. Bringing together twenty-three diverse writers and a wide range of photographs of Greater Manchester, it argues that how we see the city can have a powerful effect on its future – an urgent question given how quickly the urban core is being transformed. The book uses sixty different words to speak about the diversity of what we think of as Manchester – whether the chimneys of its old mills, the cobbles mostly hidden under the tarmac, the passages between terraces, or the everyday act of washing clothes in a laundrette. Unashamedly down to earth in its focus, this book makes the case for a renewed imaginative relationship that recognises and champions the fact that we’re all active in the making and unmaking of urban spaces.
This book explores the reasons and justifications for the Chinese state’s campaign to erase Uyghur identity, focusing, in particular, on how China’s manipulation of the US-led Global War on Terror (GWOT) has facilitated this cultural genocide. It is the first book to address this issue in depth, and serves as an important rebuttal to Chinese state claims that this campaign is a benign effort to combat an existential extremist threat. While the book suggests that the motivation for this state-led campaign is primarily China’s gradual settler colonization of the Uyghur homeland, the text focuses on the narrative of the Uyghur terrorist threat that has provided international cover and justification for the campaign and has shaped its ‘biopolitical’ nature. It describes how the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was able to successfully implicate Uyghurs in GWOT and, despite a lack of evidence, brand them internationally as a serious terrorist threat within the first year of the war. In recounting these developments, the book offers a critique of existing literature on the Uyghur terrorist threat and questions the extent of this threat to the PRC. Finding no evidence for the existence of such a threat when the Chinese state first declared its existence in 2001, the book argues that a nominal Uyghur militant threat only emerged after over a decade of PRC suppression of Uyghur dissent in the name of counterterrorism, facilitating a ‘self-fulfilling prophecy’ that has served to justify further state repression and ultimately cultural genocide.
This book examines the relationship between environmental justice and citizen science, focusing on enduring issues and new challenges in a post-truth age. Debates over science, facts, and values have always been pivotal within environmental justice struggles. For decades, environmental justice activists have campaigned against the misuses of science, while at the same time engaging in community-led citizen science. However, post-truth politics has threatened science itself. This book makes the case for the importance of science, knowledge, and data that are produced by and for ordinary people living with environmental risks and hazards. The international, interdisciplinary contributions range from grassroots environmental justice struggles in American hog country and contaminated indigenous communities, to local environmental controversies in Spain and China, to questions about “knowledge justice,” citizenship, participation, and data in citizen science surrounding toxicity. The book features inspiring studies of community-based participatory environmental health and justice research; different ways of sensing, witnessing, and interpreting environmental injustice; political strategies for seeking environmental justice; and ways of expanding the concepts and forms of engagement of citizen science around the world. While the book will be of critical interest to specialists in social and environmental sciences, it will also be accessible to graduate and postgraduate audiences. More broadly, the book will appeal to members of the public interested in social justice issues, as well as community members who are thinking about participating in citizen science and activism. Toxic Truths includes distinguished contributing authors in the field of environmental justice, alongside cutting-edge research from emerging scholars and community activists.
According to a plan for urban redevelopment and extension of the town, published in the journal l’Architecture d’aujourd’hui in the same year. 32 See Richard Kauffmann, ‘Aménagement des colonies juifs en Palestine et principalement des colonies agricoles de l
chapter focuses on the NGOs’ response to the material forms of that exclusion, and it therefore builds on Chapter 1 's discussion of municipal policies towards migrant workers in relation to urban redevelopment. By investigating acts of citizenship around the material remaking of the city, it reveals how the city can be transformed from ‘spaces of (citizenship) exclusion’ to ‘spaces of (citizenship) transformation’. A great part of this process is triggered by the desire to belong to the city, which stems from the migrants’ long-term residence in the urban environment