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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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David Harvey: The Right to the City and Urban Resistance @ Fortaleza (english)

David Harvey's biggest lecture yet! Commenting on the conections undelying the many grassroots resistance experiences drawn um from social movements, and the...

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The leadership deficit: why mayors are a necessary investment in our cities | Centre for Cities

The leadership deficit: why mayors are a necessary investment in our cities | Centre for Cities | real utopias | Scoop.it
Manchester's deal is not the same as the one voted for in the 2012 referendum on a mayor.
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▶ Creating generous cities | Sophie Jerram | TEDxWellington - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cities are living organisms which can be influenced so how can we create more generous cities? 

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The 10 things a perfect city needs

The 10 things a perfect city needs | real utopias | Scoop.it
Paul Mason: Political unrest, bicycle lanes and sleazy hangouts are a must
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“Neither Fish nor Fowl”: David Harvey on the Right to the City – For the Desk Drawer

Within the Marxism Reading Group in the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham we have just finished David Harvey’s Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution[2012]. I started reading this book with great excitement. My expectation was that it might deliver the sort of intervention similar to The New Imperialism [2003]. That book was hugely successful in drawing new readers to the vast corpus of Harvey’s outstanding scholarship and opened up new political and intellectual agendas, not least linked to the political economy of accumulation by dispossession and its inner connection to the appropriation of spaces of exploitation. InRebel Cities urban transformation is central to the endeavour to recover and understand alternative forms of spatial reorganisation in cityscapes from around the world. The book is a key contribution to rethinking urban social movements and anti-capitalist resistance today, albeit with some rough edges.

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Cities belong to those who create urban life, expert says - Today's Zaman

Renowned geographer and political economist David Harvey spoke in a crowded lecture hall at İstanbul's Boğaziçi University on Thursday, giving a talk on “The Contradictions of Capitalist Urbanization,” which largely drew on the well-known author and professor's forthcoming book, “Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism.”

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Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan: Making your cities work - Moneycontrol.com

Swati and Ramesh Ramanathan: Making your cities work - Moneycontrol.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

Ramesh and Swati Ramanathan came back to India from the US with a dream: To improve urban living. They have no reason to regret their move as they move successfully and seamlessly from one uplifting initiative to another. 


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Part 2: David Harvey on Rebel Cities, Occupy Wall Street, and the Benefits of Class Struggle

Part 2: David Harvey on Rebel Cities, Occupy Wall Street, and the Benefits of Class Struggle | real utopias | Scoop.it
In part two of our interview with social theorist David Harvey, he notes the "urban center" of Occupy Wall Street has been key to its success.
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Video: David Harvey at the Ric Pfeffer Memorial Lecture Series | Indypendent Reader

Video: David Harvey at the Ric Pfeffer Memorial Lecture Series | Indypendent Reader | real utopias | Scoop.it

Distinguished professor, activist and theorist, David Harvey was invited to speak at the 10th annual Ric Pfeffer Memorial Lecture series on his new book, Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution. Known for his theoretical work on "historical-geographical materialism", and his sharp critique and analysis on neoliberalism, Dr. Harvey focused his lecture on the dynamics and resistance against the dominance of finance capital.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation