October 18, 2011

Julian Brash, “Bloomberg’s New York: Class and Governance in the Luxury City”

past event


Penn IUR, with Penn’s Urban Studies program, hosted a lecture and discussion of Julian Brash’s new book Bloomberg’s New York: Class and Governance in the Luxury City. In his book, Brash examines Bloomberg’s claim to run the city as a business, describing a philosophy that holds up the mayor as CEO, government as a private corporation, desirable residents and businesses as customers and clients, and the city itself as a product to be branded and marketed as a luxury good. Speakers included Julian Brash, Asst. Prof. Anthropology Montclair State University; Matthew Hill, Civic Futures, LLC and Urban Studies Lecturer; Ben Chesluk, Clinical Research Associate American Board of Internal Medicine and author of Money Jungle: Imagining Times Square; Steve McGovern, Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford College; Corinne Packard, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Shack Institute of Real Estate.

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