9. Neoliberal Urbanization in Europe: Large-Scale Urban Development Projects and the New Urban Policy

  1. Neil Brenner and
  2. Nik Theodore
  1. Erik Swyngedouw1,
  2. Frank Moulaert2 and
  3. Arantxa Rodriguez3

Published Online: 22 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397499.ch9

Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe

Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe

How to Cite

Swyngedouw, E., Moulaert, F. and Rodriguez, A. (2002) Neoliberal Urbanization in Europe: Large-Scale Urban Development Projects and the New Urban Policy, in Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe (eds N. Brenner and N. Theodore), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397499.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oxford University, UK

  2. 2

    University of Lille I, France

  3. 3

    University of the Basque Country, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2002

Book Series:

  1. The Antipode Book Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Noel Castree,
  2. Jamie Peck and
  3. Jane Wills

Series Editor Information

  1. School of Geography, University of Manchester, Manchester, MI 3 9PL, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101059

Online ISBN: 9781444397499

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Keywords:

  • neoliberal urbanization in Europe, the new urban policy;
  • UDPs in twelve EU countries, UDP dynamics;
  • globalization and liberalization, articulating with new forms;
  • urban restructuring and social exclusion/integration;
  • reordering the urban, “glocalization” of the city;
  • rebuilding the city, the leitmotif of urban policy;
  • NUP, the search for growth and competitive restructuring;
  • the NUP, NEP, UDP relationship;
  • UDPs, as panaceas fighting polarization, reinvigorating the economy;
  • institutional fragmentation and “pluralistic” governance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Reordering the Urban: Large-Scale UDPs and the “Glocalization” of the City

  • Urban Redevelopments Strategies in the European City: Autocratic Governance, Monumental Spaces, and Mythical Imaginations

  • Urban Projects and the Neoliberal Urban Order

  • Conclusion: Neoliberal Urbanism and Democratic Deficit

  • Acknowledgments and References