Who Fits the Profile?: Thoughts on Race, Class, Clusters and Redevelopment
16 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2006
This essay shifts the discussion of gentrification and redevelopment to consider the mechanics of exclusion in the formulation and operation of today's commercial retail shopping venues typically included in today's urban redevelopment projects. In particular the essay discusses the exclusionary implications of geo-demographic cluster classification systems that use race and class to construct profiles of desirable customers for urban redevelopment schemes.
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