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Glasgow, Scotland, is a city that was founded on the heavy industries of engineering, shipbuilding and coal mining, and as a port was a centre of international trade. As the industrial base of the city declined the city was forced to reinvent itself. In Los Angeles, California, the re-imagining of the LA River, long considered as just an urban drainage channel, offers another perspective on planning interventions.
Areas of cities where social housing predominates can be seen as the centre of ‘urban problems’. Riots in a large urban housing project on the outskirts of Paris, France in 2005 were described as the ‘rebellion of France’s underclass’, while in 2007 a keynote report on the UK’s urban social housing programme stated that ‘...it is not British civilisation that ails …it is British council estates. …We made them. Now we need to unmake them, doing whatever it takes…’.
The pathway also looks at the controversies that emerged in New Orleans, USA, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and explores this theme in the context of ongoing debates around poverty, inequality and social justice.
|1||Cities - video introduction||--||1:44||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Cities - what are they?||Anti-urbanism in British culture. Creating urban citizenship at the end of the nineteenth century through the development of public spaces.||8:10||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Successful Cities||The importance of egalitarianism in cities and how this is or is not reflected in town planning.||8:47||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||De-industrialisation and Cities||Attitudes to cities and the differences between larger and smaller cities.||5:33||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Planning and cities||The increase in inequalities between affluent and less affluent. Notions of citizenship and the impact of climate change.||4:15||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|6||Who belongs to Glasgow?||How is your image of a place influenced and changed? Does it depend on whether you are a resident or an outsider? How do government and tourism campaigns and stories in the media affect your perception? This unit uses images of Glasgow to explore this m||--||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Nature Spaces||An allotment in Handsworth, Birmingham as an example of a nature space. Allotment holders talk about the ecological, sociological and community benefits of allotments.||7:25||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Shared Spaces||Some problems that can arise from differing viewpoints emerging in a shared community space, and possible threats to such spaces.||6:11||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Nature Formations||Implications for social justice and the future sustainability of city nature formations, in the context of continuing urban densification.||10:16||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||New Ideas||Cities as a cultural crucible with nature spaces as an integral part. The potential for allotments as small-scale production centres. The wider implications of nature spaces and their representative values.||6:13||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Environment: LA River||A short introduction to this album.||1:12||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|12||Who Killed the LA River?||The worst floods in the history of Los Angeles. How the river was contained and its flood plain became part of the city.||5:24||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|13||Rediscovering the LA River||The forgotten part of Los Angeles. A journey through the unused public land that lines the river today.||5:13||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|14||LA: Chinatown Yard||Claiming the last vast space in Los Angeles. Residents campaign to revive the area for Los Angeles's underprivileged communities.||4:59||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|15||Bringing the LA River to Life||Victory for the river activists. How a hard fought case for environmental justice won back Los Angeles's lost river habitat.||7:36||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|16||LA: Developers versus River Activists||Industrial park or natural habitat? Two conflicting visions for the Los Angeles river –assessing sustainability in the 21st century.||5:11||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Networking||The effects of globalization trends on cities and the relevance and position of entrepreneurship. What do cities have to do to survive?||9:50||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Humanism and cities||The impacts of making the city more competitive, and whether this detracts from cities as a purely human space. Cities as moving beyond purely economic environments.||7:43||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Encounter or Containment?||The city as a non-corporate entity - the political possibilities inherent in city spaces. The city can be a politically strategic space, and how otherwise powerless groups can gain attention.||6:58||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Unruliness and cities||The relationship of order and disorder in the city, and the intensification of social relationships in cities. Is such disorder positive or negative?||10:51||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Power Relations||Is the spacial order of cities a reaction against disorder? The suburbs as a social response to the city environment, the importance of connections in the city.||11:27||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
||Order and Disorder||The problem of segregated spaces and exclusional development in relation to power structures in cities.||4:45||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|
|23||Problem' populations, 'problem' places||This unit looks deeper into the entanglements of welfare, crime and society. It encourages you to think through these entanglements through a focus on ‘problem populations and problem places’. It includes treatment of the victims of Hurricane Katrin||--||Gratis||In iTunes ansehen|