Against vested interest urbanism – An interview with David Harvey

In an interview with acclaimed theorist and activist David Harvey, he talked to us about the impact of urban renewal and gentrification, the increasing class segregation of cities, and the question of how to fight back.

David Harvey is a distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography as well as the Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author of many books, including Social Justice and the City, The Condition of Postmodernity, The Limits to Capital, A Brief History of Neoliberalism, The Enigma of Capital, and A Companion to Marx’s Capital.

His new book, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, can be found here.

His book Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography, has just appeared in Turkish at Sel Publishing.








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One Response to Against vested interest urbanism – An interview with David Harvey

  1. Jonas says:

    Professor Harvey keeps mentioning Baltimore and comparing Tarlıbaşı with Baltimore, I assume as the main area he has direct experience with. I’m not sure it’s a good comparison though. Inner cities in the US have been affected by very different dynamics: destruction of public transportation systems (ripping up tram lines) and construction of federally subsidised highways (both thanks to the car lobby) enabling the flourishing of suburban life, ensuing white flight, etc.

    I think a better comparison, may be to Solidere in Beirut. I understand as part of the Tarlabasi project, just as in Solidere, land owners are being given shares in the project. I’m not aware of any such systems being applied in the US.

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