Crisis and the city: neoliberalism, austerity planning and the production of space

Sevilla Buitrago, Álvaro (2015). Crisis and the city: neoliberalism, austerity planning and the production of space. In: "City of Crisis. The Multiple Contestation of Southern European Cities". Transcript, Bielefeld, pp. 31-49. ISBN 978-3-8376-2842-5.

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Title: Crisis and the city: neoliberalism, austerity planning and the production of space
Author/s:
  • Sevilla Buitrago, Álvaro
Editor/s:
  • Eckardt, Frank
  • Ruíz Sánchez, Javier
Item Type: Book Section
Title of Book: City of Crisis. The Multiple Contestation of Southern European Cities
Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2842-5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: crisis, urban policy, austerity, urbanism, planning, Great Recession
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio
UPM's Research Group: Investigación en Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Sostenibilidad GIAU+S
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

The current crisis, with its particularly severe configuration in Southern European countries, provides an opportunity to probe the interrelation of economic crunches and the praduction of space, and also to imagine potential paths of sociospatial emancipation from the dictates of global markets. This introductory chapter offers a preliminary interpretive framework exploring the fundamental role of urban and territorial restructuring in the formation, management and resolution of capitalist crises and, conversely, periods of crisis as key stages in the history of urbanization. I will begin by contextualizing the 2007-8 economic slump, the subsequent global recession and its uneven impact on states and cities in the longue durée of capitalist productions of space, studying the transformation of spatial configurations in previous episodes of economic stagnation. This broader perspective will then be used to analyze currently emerging formations of austerity urbanism, showing how the practices of crisis management incorporate a strategy for economic and institutional restructuring that eventually impacts on urban policy, and indeed in the production of urban space itself.

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Item ID: 45706
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45706/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45706
Official URL: http://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-2842-5/city-of-crisis
Deposited by: Profesor Álvaro Sevilla Buitrago
Deposited on: 04 May 2017 06:36
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 06:36
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