Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban: The Gender Revolution in by Marguerite van den Berg

Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban: The Gender Revolution in by Marguerite van den Berg

By Marguerite van den Berg

This e-book investigates the gender revolution in city making plans and public coverage. development on feminist city reviews, it introduces the concept that of genderfication as a method of realizing the results of post-Fordist gender notions for town. It lines the adjustments in western city gender family members, arguing that during the post-Fordist city panorama gender is used for city making plans and public coverage – either to rebrand a city’s picture and to provide area for gender-equal beliefs, frequently on the fee of precarious city populations. it is a subject that is still principally unexplored in serious city stories and radical geography. Chapters hide how Jane Jacobs’ views offer a substitute for the patriarchal modernist urban for modern planners and utilizing Rotterdam as a case examine Van Den Berg discusses why new city making plans tools specialize in attracting girls and youngsters as new urbanites. subject matters contain: varieties of position advertising, gender as a repertoire for modern city Imagineering and the idea that of city re-generation. the ultimate bankruptcy investigates how towns aiming to redefine themselves think destiny populations and the way they layout social rules that explicitly and especially objective ladies as moms. students in all fields of city reviews will locate this paintings thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

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Translation author)5 The modernist planning and 1980s architecture are characterized by the alderwoman as masculine phallus symbols and in need of change. Rotterdam now wishes to establish a mythology that (1) includes women and families, but, most importantly, (2) attracts more middle- and higherclass inhabitants and visitors and (3) can catalyse a shift towards a postFordist economy. “La City” does this by combining Rotterdam’s “daring” image with a particular brand of femininity: Rotterdam dares to show her feminine side.

With 860,000 inhabitants it is larger, but still relatively comparable in size to Rotterdam and like Rotterdam, Marseille has seen tremendous economic decline over the past 36 GENDER IN THE POST-FORDIST URBAN decades, resulting in a range of contemporary urban problems. In the years between 1960 and 1990, Marseille lost half of its industrial jobs (Mangen 2004). It is sometimes called the “Detroit of France” (Viard in Kimmelman 2013) in the sense that its “single industry” was trade with the colonies.

23 generally one of the most cited books in urban studies and planning, Death and Life is an inspiration for many in public policy. Phrases such as “eyes on the street” and “mixed-use planning” are part of everyday (Amsterdam) planners’ discourse. And, to use Max Page’s (2011) words, Jacobs is “treated as infallible and unquestionable. ” (4). Death and Life is, first and foremost, “an attack on current city planning and rebuilding” (1961: 5). Building on countless observations in her hometown New York and other American cities such as Boston and St.

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