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The New Inner City: Class Transformation, Concentrated Affluence and the Obligations of the Police Power

60 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2006  

Audrey McFarlane

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Abstract

This article examines the role of local government in the process of urban spatial restructuring (gentrification). In light of the disparate needs and competing interests of different racial and socioeconomic groups seeking a place in the city, there are limits to local government's ability to facilitate redevelopment projects that deliberately aim to accomplish class transformation and exclusively reconfigure the inner city for the affluent. These limits exist by virtue of implied obligations of the police power.

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McFarlane, Audrey, The New Inner City: Class Transformation, Concentrated Affluence and the Obligations of the Police Power. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 8, November 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=888340

Audrey McFarlane (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

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Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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