Monday, September 25, 2006
Audrey McFarlane (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted Who Fits the Profile?: Thoughts on Race, Class, Clusters and Redevelopment on SSRN. Here's the abstract:
This essay shifts the discussion of gentrification and redevelopment to consider the mechanics of exclusion in the formulation and operation of today's commercial retail shopping venues typically included in today's urban redevelopment projects. In particular the essay discusses the exclusionary implications of geo-demographic cluster classification systems that use race and class to construct profiles of desirable customers for urban redevelopment schemes.
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