GGRB05H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Economic Rent, Concentric Zone Model, Regime Theory

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Power: development/ implementation of policies control (police, laws, surveillance) provide services foundation of society hierarchical. Actors: politicians elites (developers/landowners) corporations banks city councillors, mayor lobbying groups community activists. Goals: profit/financial gain (attracting investment and development) to improve the city, make it better using power to maintain power longevity provide services. Routes: power concentrated in the hands of elites (business/financial, politicians) Aim: maintain own financial capital leaves out urban social movements, services, coalitions, power is n the hands of coalitions (groups of actors), pro-growth groups. Aim: promoting development, attracting investment leaves out attention to specific problems, too black and white, reality > Growth coalition theories: (local business owners, banks, landowners, media) fragmented. Weakest" level of government, provincial/federal government may have. Omit- non-visual elements of the landscape, how our knowledge is. Triggers: school, transit ease of living space change of environment opportunities living conditions safety eviction/affordability climate change gentrification: wealthier to poorer neighbourhood displacement economic- rent gap david ley.

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