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Strategies for Urban Development in Leipzig, Germany

Harmonizing Planning and Equity

Garcia-Zamor, Jean-Claude

2014, XVI, 128 p. 11 illus., 10 illus. in color.

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  • Offers a transcontinental comparison of the history, theory and practice of two increasingly important areas in the study of public administration and public policy: social equity and urban development
  • Provides policy implications for American and European cities

The demographic pressure caused by migration offers a considerable challenge for urban centers today. It results in an uneven development of the community and focus of urban planners becomes how to provide decent, low-cost housing and transportation in order to facilitate the integration of poorer residents among the rest of the community. In large industrialized countries the challenges of urban policy-makers are made even more complicated since these governments depend on state or federal legislators to obtain the massive amounts of funding required for adequately addressing these local issues that are in global cause. The book analyzes the strategies for urban development in Leipzig, Germany, and shows how civic leaders were able to harmonize planning and equity. They relied heavily on two interesting approaches in that process: the promotion of culture as a key component of urban development and the reconciliation of the inevitable process of gentrification with social equity. The book also looks at the globalization aspect of urban development, reviews research in social equity in urban development in Europe and the United States and describes sustainability as an important element of urban renaissance.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Leipzig Plus Minus 2030 - Miami 20 - Migration - Social Equity - Sustainability

Related subjects » Geography - Political Science

Table of contents 

Acknowledgments.- Introduction.- Urban development in Leipzig after the reunification.- The Role of cultural promotion as an integral component of urban Development.- The globalization aspect of urban development.- Research in social equity in urban development in Europe and the United States.- Planning for a sustainable urban renaissance.- Extending the meaning of social equity in Leipzig.- Gentrification in Leipzig.- Reconciling Gentrification with Social Equity.- Summing up.- References.- About the author.

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