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Urban Images, Public Space and the Growth of Private Interests in Toronto

Urban Images, Public Space and the Growth of Private Interests in Toronto

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

This research project addressed the importance of image production for Toronto, Canada?s largest metropolitan area and the country's primary global city. Image production in this study referred to images produced in cities and by cities as a competitive strategy to attract and retain local and global capital. In contrast to most of the literature, which is mainly concerned with the outcome of city-building processes, focus of the study was on the building process. While construction sites have always maintained a certain fascination within the imagination of the spectator, the building process had changed under the impact of globalization

Researcher: PI: Ute Lehrer

Project Theme: Urban Planning

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