Eric Klinenberg: Sinful Cities?, 9 October 2003
Show More The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea by Thomas Bender.
New Press, 287 pp., $30, September 2002, 1 56584 736 9Show More
Dead Cities: and Other Tales by Mike Davis.
New Press, 448 pp., $16.95, October 2003, 1 56584 844 6Show More
“... In the 1990s New York was the capital city of America’s economic boom: now it is the epicentre of urban insecurity. The city is familiar with crisis, however, and no one could say it had surrendered to the new and old dangers it faces. Although disaster experts warn that a dirty bomb could result in the evacuation of millions of panicked residents and require the demolition of contaminated buildings and streets, the demand for real estate continues to escalate and housing prices are higher than they were in 2001 ...”