Explain the four principles of Urban Political Economy. How does what happened to NYC during the leadership of Robert Moses reflect these principles?
- The form and growth of cities are the result of decisions made by an economic and political elite.
- The conflict over resources shapes the social arrangements and forms of cities.
- Governments continue to play an important role in urban life directly through spending or indirectly trough regulations.
- Globalization and economic restructuring have had a profound impact on urban growth.