Public space design as class warfare: Urban design, the `right to the city' and the production of Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY

  title={Public space design as class warfare: Urban design, the `right to the city' and the production of Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY},
  author={R. Jr. Van Deusen},
Urban designers and their design process remain largely outside the literature on public space. Either designers are cast as simple tools of capitalist social relations, producing exclusionary public spaces, or they figure as entrepreneurs that complement economic renewal schemes through beautification measures that bring business and jobs to the city. This paper analyzes both of these arguments, through an ethnographic analysis of the urban design process behind the redevelopment of a public… 

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