Shrinking Cities Midterm

Terms in this set (15)

a) Triage →(Tighe & Ganning) investing in areas that will provide the greatest and fastest return on investment, e.g., St. Louis
Pro: most likely to receive return on investment to drive the economy of the city
Con: exacerbates spatial inequality, letting places that can't survive be blighted out
Solution: invest in the area that is most in need of resources not which one will be thought to create the most profit

c) Planned shrinkage → urban renewal, planning to move people out of the city centers to suburbs (closely tied to policing bc you're taking people away from families through incarceration) (Thompson -- private prisons)
E.g. Levittown

e) Greening→ (Land Care Program by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society) creation of green spaces in the city instead of demolition
Cons: Has to be kept up by the community
Who is it really helping?
Pros: makes city a more liveable space especially when vacant lots were centers for crime or an eyesore for the community
Solution: adaptive reuse instead

f) Policing → (Thompson) Detroit perpetuated criminalization
"criminalization of urban space," a process by which increasing numbers of urban dwellers—overwhelmingly men and women of color—became subject to a growing number of laws that not only regulated bodies and communities in thoroughly new ways but also subjected violators to unprecedented time behind bars (page 706)
- Solution-- decriminalizing addiction and petty offenses thereby providing programs to help people not just put the "problem" behind bars, mandating racial bias testing for police officers