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Rebel cities harvey presentation

  1. 1. A review of David Harvey’s REBEL CITIES: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution by Eleni Katrini Carnegie Mellon University, Fall 2013
  2. 2. 0 the author; David Harvey http://vimeo.com/davidharvey/videos
  3. 3. 1 urbanization & capital apsorption 2 the urban growth machine 3 monopoly rent + identity 4 gentrification + the tragedy of urban commons 5 structures of civic organization
  4. 4. 1 urbanization & capital apsorption “The politics of capitalism are affected by the perpetual need to find profitable terrains for capital surplus production and absorption. In this the capitalist faces a number of obstacles to continuous and trouble-free expansion.”
  5. 5. 1 urbanization & capital apsorption The politics of capitalism are affected by the perpetual need to find profitable terrains for capital surplus production and absorption. In this the capitalist faces a number of obstacles to continuous and trouble-free expansion. AFFECTED PRODUCTION problem scarcity of labor solution problem solution fresh labor found not enough purchasing labor in existing market increase of wages AFFECTED PURCHASING POWER wages adjusted creation of new lifestyles & values *
  6. 6. 1 urbanization & capital apsorption capital surplus absorption
  7. 7. 1 urbanization & capital apsorption Baron Haussmann source: http://www.parisapied.net/A%20abecedaire.htm http://spargelandfraise.wordpress.com/2011/05/ www.wikipedia.com
  8. 8. 1 urbanization & capital apsorption Robert Moses A model of the 1964 World’s Fair, one of Robert Moses’s final projects. sources: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/06/nyregion/thecity/06hist.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://www.newrepublic.com/article/113735/urban-planning-dictatorial-planners-image-rehabilitated
  9. 9. 2000 crisis 1987 crisis 1973 crisis 1929 crisis 1 urbanization & capital apsorption Property booms that preceded the crashes of 1929, 1973, 1987, and 2000 stand out like a pikestaff. The buildings we see around us in New York City, they poignantly note, represent “more than architectural movement; they were largely the manifestation of a widespread phenomenon”. (Goetzmann and Newman)
  10. 10. 2 the urban growth machine 33.8% top 1% U.S. citizens) (wealthiest top 85% 20%U.S. citizens) (wealthiest bottom 40% citizens) (poorest U.S. 0.20% US total wealth
  11. 11. 3 monopoly rent + identity $ Price of land + Human activity & urban commons
  12. 12. 4 gentrification + the tragedy of urban commons new development $ Price of land the tragedy of the Urban Commons
  13. 13. 5 structures of civic organization So how can this urban regeneration and transformation happen by the citizens for themselves and not for serving the market? What are the social structures that need to be formed to promote the citizens’ and communities’ welfare instead of the financial benefits of a few?
  14. 14. 5 structures of civic organization horizontal structures - limitations in scale
  15. 15. 5 structures of civic organization Elinor Ostrom + collective ways of organization nested structures in larger scalers governing the commons Source: http://im-an-economist.blogspot.com/2012/03/evening-with-elinor-ostrom.html Source: http://ecosocialismcanada.blogspot.com/2012/08/murray-bookchin-man-who-brought-radical.html Murray Bookchin confederalism social ecology
  16. 16. 5 structures of civic organization nested horizontal structures
  17. 17. “The central question in this study is how a group of principals who are in an interdependent situation can organize and govern themselves to obtain continuing joint benefits when all face temptations to free-ride, shirk, or otherwise act opportunistically.” Ostrom (1990) hyerarchical structure 5 structures of civic organization A union of states in which each member state retains some independent control over internal and external affairs. Thus, for international purposes, there are separate states, not just one state. A federation, in contrast, is a union of states in which external affairs are controlled by a unified, central government. Source: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Confederalism confederalism
  18. 18. -- conclusion “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminister Fuller

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