Spatiality and growth discourse: The restructuring of America's rust belt cities

David Wilson, Jared Wouters

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Abstract

This article examines the prominent growth discourse that today characterizes Midwest rust belt cities. We extend present work on this topic by investigating how these Midwest coalitions construct their two central themes: an accelerated city competition in new global times and the need for leadership by entrepreneurial-minded developers. Our study of St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Cleveland looks at the key ingredients found in these discourses, and show how they are used to legitimate the urban redevelopment plans promoted by growth coalitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-138
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Urban Affairs
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies

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