Posts by Natalie Koch

Natalie Koch 07-28-2015
(Co-authored with Anar Valiyev) “Urban boosterism” is defined as the active promotion of a city, and it typically involves large-scale urban development schemes, including constructing iconic new buildings, revamping local infrastructure, and creating a new “image” for the city. Long a popular tactic of free market liberals to justify speculative building (that is, in the absence of existing demand), the logic of urban boosterism hinges on freedom of...
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Associate Professor, Department of Geography, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University