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    Urban growth machine (2nd Edition version)

    Rodgers, Scott (2019) Urban growth machine (2nd Edition version). In: Kobayashi, A. (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd Edition. Oxford, UK: Elsevier. ISBN 9780081022955. (In Press)

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    Urban growth machine is an influential thesis of urban politics that suggests the objective of growth unites otherwise pluralistic interests in relation to a city. The thesis is situated within a broader theory about the commodification of place, where place is understood to be socially and economically valued land. The urban growth machine thesis’ key premise is that coalitions of actors and organizations (i.e., growth machines), all sharing an interest in local growth and increased land values, compete with growth machines elsewhere for mobile capital investment, while pursuing the tacit support of local publics for such growth.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Cities, Competition, Exchange value, Governance, Growth, Land, Local feeling, Place, Politics, Property, Scale, Social construction, Sociology, Urban, Use value
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Interdisciplinary Research in Media and Culture (BIRMAC) (Closed)
    Depositing User: Scott Rodgers
    Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 13:41
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:46


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