Category Archives: Urban

Politics and the City

Chapter five introduced the idea of politics and the city.  The chapter opened by expressing that there is no really set definition of what a city actually is. Surprise! This is yet another concept in the book that has no … Continue reading

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Politics and the City

This chapter as a whole was probably the easiest for me to start grasping what it means and how to relate it to real world experiences or thoughts that I have of the real world.  All cities develop differently, no … Continue reading

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Politics and the City

In chapter 5, we are more or less discussing what a city really is and the connections between the urban centers and surroundings. What this all means is rather hard to say. When trying to tie in urban politics, things … Continue reading

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Politics and the City

A city is the conceptualization of a thought where people interact and connect.  This chapter goes into the details of what a city is what what makes up a city.  The chapter opens with homeless people sleeping in a New … Continue reading

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Urban Politics and You (But Really The Public)

The section that grabbed most of my attention in this chapter is about urban infrastructure, which I consider to be the most underrated part of any city. It only makes sense that when cities grow, that you must evaluate and … Continue reading

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Politics & the City

As with most chapters we have read so far, this one started off with a problem of definition, what is a ‘city’. Early cities were walled off and functioned as the center for administration, politics, and economics for the surrounding … Continue reading

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The City

Continuing off of last weeks readings on citizenship, we now move on to the politics of urban life. This chapter is almost like a reading on economic geography at first, discussing the history of the city and how cities are … Continue reading

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Politics and the City

It is no surprise that with this new concept of “urban politics”, we are yet again presented with an incredibly ambiguous term. While having many meanings, it does not really have one. The previous concepts of “place” and “territory” can … Continue reading

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Politics and the City

Chapter 5 discusses the idea of changing geographies and how important urbanization is. Painter points out that urbanization is an ongoing process despite the fact that most people would believe it is a thing or a phenomenon. Urbanization has no … Continue reading

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Politics and the City

Immediately at the beginning of chapter five, Politics and the City, Painter and Jeffrey tell us that the definition we have of city, as per usual, is incorrect, and that urban politics is hard to define, because it is difficult … Continue reading

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