• The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries

    Author(s):
    Dora Apel (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, History of Art, Political Philosophy & Theory, Public Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Water, Cities, Capitalist culture, Urbanism, Urbanism/urban planning
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Water policy, Water resource, capitalism, urbanization
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ksth-je37
    Abstract:
    One of the most pressing challenges in the world today is access to clean water. This chapter explores the crises of contaminated water in Flint, water shutoffs in Detroit, and larger questions about the control of water by private corporations and the changing nature of urbanization. As neoliberal policies seek to privatize infrastructure and essential resources, the resulting crises illustrate the disastrous results of decisions driven by profit rather than the public good and demonstrate the need for a rethinking of the urban imaginary to produce a radically democratic, anticapitalist form of global urbanization.
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