From: Stale Holgersen
Last year I submitted a thesis on the urban development and planning
process at King’s Cross in London. And currently I work as a
city-planner in Norway.
Last fall I received an e-mail from a German publisher – VDM Verlag.
proposed to publish it as a book. This book is now a reality, and can
be purchased online. The book is called “Class Conflicts and Planning
– A Case Study of Contemporary Development at King’s Cross in London”.
The urban mega-development at King’s Cross in London is investigated
from a Marxist perspective. How are class conflicts apparent and how
is the local struggle against the profit-led development related to
class? How is the planning process functioning, and how is this
related to class conflict?
The planning process in King’s Cross has been dominated by concepts
like ‘communication’ and ‘participation’. But when it comes to power,
other interests and classes than those of the locals have had the last
word. The book uncovers the structures which constitute contemporary
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