The Divided City

Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America

Author: Alan Mallach

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610917820

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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In The Divided City, urban practitioner and scholar Alan Mallach presents a detailed picture of what has happened over the past 15 to 20 years in industrial cities like Pittsburgh and Baltimore, as they have undergone unprecedented, unexpected revival. He spotlights these changes while placing them in their larger economic, social and political context. Most importantly, he explores the pervasive significance of race in American cities, and looks closely atthe successes and failures of city governments, nonprofit entities, and citizens as they have tried to address the challenges of change. The Divided City concludes with strategies to foster greater equality and opportunity, firmly grounding them in the cities' economic and political realities.

Dual City, Gated City, Divided City. Marginalisierung und globale Entwicklungstrends in Santiago de Chile

Author: Martin Eder

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 366804418X

Category: Science

Page: 15

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Geowissenschaften / Geographie - Bevölkerungsgeographie, Stadt- u. Raumplanung, Note: 2,0, Universität Passau, Veranstaltung: Proseminar: Stadtgeographie, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Neben den bereits behandelten Phänomenen der sozialräumlichen Polarisierung, der Gated Communities und der Privatisierung beschäftigt sich dieser Teil der Hausarbeit “Dual City”, “Gated City”, “Divided City” mit der zunehmenden Marginalisierung in Städten und den globalen Entwicklungstrends. Der Vorgang der Marginalisierung wird untersucht und die Auswirkungen anhand von Beispielen aufgezeigt. Weiterhin werden weltweite Entwicklungsprozesse und -tendenzen gezeigt, die das zukünftige Erscheinungsbild und die Funktionen der Stadt betreffen. Das Wort marginal bzw. Marginalisierung ist vom lateinischen margo abgeleitet und bedeutet soviel wie Grenze, Rand oder Einfassung. Dadurch wird also ein Prozess beschrieben, bei dem, im Falle der Stadtgeographie, bestimmte Bevölkerungsgruppen abgegrenzt werden. Dies kann sogar so weit gehen, dass sich eine Stadt mehr und mehr teilt und neu definiert. „Wenn die Entwicklung so weiter läuft, dann werden wir in Zukunft kaum noch von einer Stadt sprechen können. Es werden sich mehrere Städte auf den gleichen Territorien herausbilden, die sich gleichgültig, wenn nicht feindlich gegenüberstehen“ (SCHROER, 2006, S. 237). Man kann also von einer gegenläufigen Entwicklung zu den gated communities sprechen, denn während sich in diese separate Bereiche die wohlhabendere Schicht der Gesellschaft freiwillig zurückzieht, sind es in den Vierteln, die durch die Marginalisierung entstehen, die Armen der Unterschicht. Auch versuchen sich die Bewohner sog. gated communities unter anderem gerade von der armen Bevölkerung am Stadtrand abzugrenzen und zu schützen.

Uniting a Divided City

Governance and Social Exclusion in Johannesburg

Author: Jo Beall,Owen Crankshaw,Susan Parnell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136549501

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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For many, Johannesburg resembles the imagined spectre of the urban future. Global anxieties about catastrophic urban explosion, social fracture, environmental degradation, escalating crime and violence, and rampant consumerism alongside grinding poverty, are projected onto this city as a microcosm of things to come. Decision-makers in cities worldwide have attempted to balance harsh fiscal and administrative realities with growing demands for political, economic and social justice. This book investigates pragmatic approaches to urban economic development, service delivery, spatial restructuring, environmental sustainability and institutional reform in Johannesburg. It explores the conditions and processes that are determining the city's transformation into a cosmopolitan metropole and magnet for the continent.

Berlin Divided City, 1945-1989

Author: Philip Broadbent,Sabine Hake

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845457556

Category: History

Page: 211

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A great deal of attention continues to focus on Berlin's cultural and political landscape after the fall of the Berlin Wall, but as yet, no single volume looks at the divided city through an interdisciplinary analysis. This volume examines how the city was conceived, perceived, and represented during the four decades preceding reunification and thereby offers a unique perspective on divided Berlin's identities. German historians, art historians, architectural historians, and literary and cultural studies scholars explore the divisions and antagonisms that defined East and West Berlin; and by tracing the little studied similarities and extensive exchanges that occurred despite the presence of the Berlin Wall, they present an indispensible study on the politics and culture of the Cold War.

Divided City

The Play

Author: Theresa Breslin,Paul Bunyan,Martin Travers,Ruth Moore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408181576

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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The stage adaption of Theresa Breslin's award-winning novel about two young boys who are brought together by a shocking attack on a young asylum seeker. Perfect for KS3 and 4, this educational edition contains an extensive section of classroom activities all referenced to the latest assessment objectives.

The Divided City

Ideological and Policy Contestations in Contemporary Urban India

Author: Singh Binti,Sethi Mahendra

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813226994

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 7027

The Divided City contributes to the growing body of scholarly work on cities of the global South. Cities in developing countries, particularly emerging economies, are undergoing rapid urbanization and social transition. Empirically grounded to the contemporary urban situation in India, The Divided City is set in an opportune moment to assess how cities fare up to the challenge of inclusive urbanization. It highlights how the urban pathway of contemporary India departs from the goal of inclusion in multiple ways -- access to energy, public services, architecture, land, infrastructure, commons, and cultural and civic spaces. It simultaneously interrogates both policy and theory with intermingling issues like informality, privatization, political economy and gender divide in the contemporary Indian city. The book argues for greater urban inclusion (social, economic and environmental) acknowledged in principle, in national and international urban policy frameworks.

The Divided City

Author: Luke McCallin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698407229

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3738

Luke McCallin, author of The Pale House and The Man from Berlin, delivers a dark, compelling thriller set in post-World War II Germany featuring ex-intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt. A year after Germany’s defeat, Reinhardt has been hired back onto Berlin’s civilian police force. The city is divided among the victorious allied powers, but tensions are growing, and the police are riven by internal rivalries as factions within it jockey for power and influence with Berlin’s new masters. When a man is found slain in a broken-down tenement, Reinhardt embarks on a gruesome investigation. It seems a serial killer is on the loose, and matters only escalate when it’s discovered that one of the victims was the brother of a Nazi scientist. Reinhardt’s search for the truth takes him across the divided city and soon embroils him in a plot involving the Western Allies and the Soviets. And as he comes under the scrutiny of a group of Germans who want to continue the war—and faces an unwanted reminder from his own past—Reinhardt realizes that this investigation could cost him everything as he pursues a killer who believes that all wrongs must be avenged… From the Trade Paperback edition.

Divided City

Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis

Author: Kai Bird

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is a vivid memoir of an American boy growing up in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict, three major wars and three decades of political upheavals in the Middle East. Set in Jerusalem (1956-1958), Beirut (1970), Saudi Arabia (1962-1965), Amman and Cairo (1965-1967), Bird's book explains through a blend of memoir and history why the Western experience in the Middle East has been so turbulent. Through Bird's Zelig-like presence, the reader experiences the Suez War of 1956, the June 1967 War and the Black September hijackings of 1970 that led to the Jordanian Civil War. Bird's memoir shows how all of these momentous events led to the rise and tragic downfall of a secular Arab nationalist ethos -- only to be replaced by the rise of a fundamentalist, politically reactionary Islamist movement. The narrative history tells the stories of such illuminating figures as life-long Jerusalem resident George Antonius, author of The Arab Awakening, and his charismatic wife; Jordan's King Hussein and his CIA connections; the businessman Salem bin Laden, Osama's older brother and a family friend; Saudi kings Faisal and Khalidl; President Nasser of Egypt; and Leila Khaled, the striking young Palestinian radical who hijacked one of the Black September planes. The son of a U.S. Foreign Service officer, Kai Bird spent his formative years with the Arabs, but he ended up marrying the only daughter of two Holocaust survivors. This Shoah survival story becomes a part of Bird's own personal narrative, and provides him with a deeper understanding of the historical relationship between the destruction of European Jewry and the Arab-Israeli conflict. This extraordinary memoir by a Pulitzer-prize-winning historian sheds new light on all the wars of the Middle East fought in the name of identity.

Divided city

the proliferation of gated communities in San Juan

Author: Ivelisse Rivera-Bonilla

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 634

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Planning in Divided Cities

Author: Frank Gaffikin,Mike Morrissey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393194

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 1357

Does planning in contested cities inadvertedly make the divisions worse? The 60s and 70s saw a strong role of planning, social engineering, etc but there has since been a move towards a more decentralised ‘community planning’ approach. The book examines urban planning and policy in the context of deeply contested space, where place identity and cultural affinities are reshaping cities. Throughout the world, contentions around identity and territory abound, and in Britain, this problem has found recent expression in debates about multiculturalism and social cohesion. These issues are most visible in the urban arena, where socially polarised communities co-habit cities also marked by divided ethnic loyalties. The relationship between the two is complicated by the typical pattern that social disadvantage is disproportionately concentrated among ethnic groups, who also experience a social and cultural estrangement, based on religious or racial identity. Navigating between social exclusion and community cohesion is essential for the urban challenges of efficient resource use, environmental enhancement, and the development of a flourishing economy. The book addresses planning in divided cities in a UK and international context, examining cities such as Chicago, hyper-segregated around race, and Jerusalem, acting as a crucible for a wider conflict. The first section deals with concepts and theories, examining the research literature and situating the issue within the urban challenges of competitiveness and inclusion. Section 2 covers collaborative planning and identifies models of planning, policy and urban governance that can operate in contested space. Section 3 presents case studies from Belfast, Chicago and Jerusalem, examining both the historical/contemporary features of these cities and their potential trajectories. The final section offers conclusions and ways forward, drawing the lessons for creating shared space in a pluralist cities and addressing cohesion and multiculturalism. • Addresses important contemporary issue of social cohesion vs. urban competitiveness • focus on impact of government policies will appeal to practitioners in urban management, local government and regeneration • Examines role of planning in cities worldwide divided by religion, race, socio-economic, etc • Explores debate about contested space in urban policy and planning • Identifies models for understanding contested spaces in cities as a way of improving effectiveness of government policy

The Ghosts of Berlin - Images of a Divided City

Author: Ian J. Sanders


ISBN: 1411683765

Category: History

Page: 128

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Berlin was at the centre of two world wars and was until 1989 the potential flashpoint for a third. Throughout the city are reminders of it's violent and turbulent past. This large format photo book shows the key locations in its history, as well as some lesser known ones. The book should be of interest to anyone interested in recent European history, as well as tourists to the city, who want to see how Berlin has changed over the years and find locations not in the usual guide books. Visit for more information.


A Global History of Divided Cities

Author: Carl H. Nightingale

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226580741

Category: History

Page: 517

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When we think of segregation, what often comes to mind is apartheid South Africa, or the American South in the age of Jim Crow—two societies fundamentally premised on the concept of the separation of the races. But as Carl H. Nightingale shows us in this magisterial history, segregation is everywhere, deforming cities and societies worldwide. Starting with segregation’s ancient roots, and what the archaeological evidence reveals about humanity’s long-standing use of urban divisions to reinforce political and economic inequality, Nightingale then moves to the world of European colonialism. It was there, he shows, segregation based on color—and eventually on race—took hold; the British East India Company, for example, split Calcutta into “White Town” and “Black Town.” As we follow Nightingale’s story around the globe, we see that division replicated from Hong Kong to Nairobi, Baltimore to San Francisco, and more. The turn of the twentieth century saw the most aggressive segregation movements yet, as white communities almost everywhere set to rearranging whole cities along racial lines. Nightingale focuses closely on two striking examples: Johannesburg, with its state-sponsored separation, and Chicago, in which the goal of segregation was advanced by the more subtle methods of real estate markets and housing policy. For the first time ever, the majority of humans live in cities, and nearly all those cities bear the scars of segregation. This unprecedented, ambitious history lays bare our troubled past, and sets us on the path to imagining the better, more equal cities of the future.

Cape Town After Apartheid

Crime and Governance in the Divided City

Author: Tony Roshan Samara

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816670005

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Reveals how liberal democracy and free-market economics reproduce the inequalities of apartheid in Cape Town, South Africa.

Translating Montreal

Episodes in the Life of a Divided City

Author: Sherry Simon

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773577025

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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The divided Montreal of the 1960s is very different from today's cosmopolitan, hybrid city. Taking the perspective of a walker moving through a fluid landscape of neighbourhoods and eras, Sherry Simon experiences Montreal as a voyage across languages. Sketching out literary passages from the then of the colonial city to the now of the cosmopolitan Montreal, she traces a history of crossings and intersections around the familiar sites and symbols of the city - the mythical boulevard Saint-Laurent, Mile End, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, Mont-Royal.

The Divided City

On Memory and Forgetting in Ancient Athens

Author: Nicole Loraux

Publisher: Zone Books (NY)

ISBN: 9781890951092

Category: History

Page: 358

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Originallly published in French in 1997 as La Cite divisee , this study focuses on a crucial moment in Athenian political history, the end of oligarchic rule in 403BC and the decision to forget the stasis of the past. Reconciliation politics comes to the forefront as Loraux examines how civil war could be forgotten, how dissension could be kept at bay from the city and its politics when it had been such a fundamental part of its past. Looking anew at Athenian democracy, she reveals the 'conflictual and dynamic motion of democratic life' in a city that 'is doomed to divide itself in two'. Translated by Corinne Pache with Jeff Fort.


The Spatial Structure of a Divided City

Author: Dorothy Elkins,T. H. Elkins,B. Hofmeister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135835055

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 1885

This anniversary study presents a readable, informative account of the development and current structure of Berlin.

Divided Cities

Belfast, Beirut, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia

Author: Jon Calame,Esther Charlesworth,Lebbeus Woods

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812221958

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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In Jerusalem, Israeli and Jordanian militias patrolled a fortified, impassable Green Line from 1948 until 1967. In Nicosia, two walls and a buffer zone have segregated Turkish and Greek Cypriots since 1963. In Belfast, "peaceline" barricades have separated working-class Catholics and Protestants since 1969. In Beirut, civil war from 1974 until 1990 turned a cosmopolitan city into a lethal patchwork of ethnic enclaves. In Mostar, the Croatian and Bosniak communities have occupied two autonomous sectors since 1993. These cities were not destined for partition by their social or political histories. They were partitioned by politicians, citizens, and engineers according to limited information, short-range plans, and often dubious motives. How did it happen? How can it be avoided? Divided Cities explores the logic of violent urban partition along ethnic lines—when it occurs, who supports it, what it costs, and why seemingly healthy cities succumb to it. Planning and conservation experts Jon Calame and Esther Charlesworth offer a warning beacon to a growing class of cities torn apart by ethnic rivals. Field-based investigations in Beirut, Belfast, Jerusalem, Mostar, and Nicosia are coupled with scholarly research to illuminate the history of urban dividing lines, the social impacts of physical partition, and the assorted professional responses to "self-imposed apartheid." Through interviews with people on both sides of a divide—residents, politicians, taxi drivers, built-environment professionals, cultural critics, and journalists—they compare the evolution of each urban partition along with its social impacts. The patterns that emerge support an assertion that division is a gradual, predictable, and avoidable occurrence that ultimately impedes intercommunal cooperation. With the voices of divided-city residents, updated partition maps, and previously unpublished photographs, Divided Cities illuminates the enormous costs of physical segregation.

The Divided City and the Grassroots

The (Un)making of Ethnic Divisions in Mostar

Author: Giulia Carabelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811077789

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 4808

Focusing on Mostar, a city in Bosnia Herzegovina that became the epitome of ethnic divisions during the Yugoslav wars, this cutting edge book considers processes of violent partitioning in cities. Providing an in-depth understanding of the social, political, and mundane dynamics that keep cities polarized, it examines the potential that moments of inter-ethnic collaboration hold in re-imaging these cities as other than divided. Against the backdrop of normalised practices of ethnic partitioning, the book studies both ‘planned’ and ‘unplanned’ moments of disruption; it looks at how networks of solidarity come into existence regardless of identity politics as well as the role of organised grassroots groups that attempt to create more inclusive; and it critically engages with urban spaces of resistance. Challenging the representation of the city as merely a site of ethnic divisions, the author also explores the complexities arising from living in a city that validates its citizens solely through ethnicity. Elaborating on the relationships between space, culture and social change, this book is a key read for scholars, students, and urban practitioners studying ethnically divided cities worldwide.

Why Detroit Matters

Decline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City

Author: Brian Doucet

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447327861

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This edited book examines why what happens in Detroit matters for other cities around the world. Bridging academic and non-academic voices, contributions from many of the leading scholars on Detroit are joined by some of the city’s most influential writers, planners, artists and activists.