UConn URBN 2000 - September 12 Slides (26 pages)

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University Of Connecticut
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Urbn 2000 - Introduction to Urban Studies
Introduction to Urban Studies Documents

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Rosemary Mellor Revisiting Engels 150 Years Later Mellor emphasizes that a number of reforms were made to housing regulations since the turn of the 20th Century but that Engels critiques still hold a great deal of explanatory power The city center which had for decades fallen into disrepair has been revamped and thousands of well off people have moved there The city has overwhelmingly focused its attention on redeveloping this the most visible area of the city In the meantime the area surrounding the city centerroughly the same area described by Engels contains many of the poorest districts in Great Britain Rosemary Mellor Continued Mellor notes the retreat of the state from attempting to alleviate poverty and build more appropriate housing for the working classes The income gap has been rising since the late 1970s like in the United States At the same time in terms of shifting political agendas focus has been placed on private enterprise as an economic generator Social welfare has received less attention with an expectation that wealth and opportunities will trickle down Or in this case out the the urban peripheries Overall Mellor argues that policies since the 1980s have served to exclude the poor both economically and spatially Some responses from the discussion board residential displacement in Chinatown I believe that the residents of Chinatown should have a right to stay Why make such improvements in which the residents find unnecessary It s where they grew up or where they call home So why take that away from them It is unfair to forced them to leave their homes and even their works Paying rent is hard as it is already for them If they are driven out there homes the struggles becomes more and more difficult to maintain living Some can t even afford the rent and are assisted the government It s not easy for them It s their homes and their rights The residents of China Town do not own the property so therefore they have no say in the matter This sounds harsh



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