Edited by Philippe Bourbeau
Chapter 7: Securing the urban core: policing poverty and migration in the neoliberal city
In this chapter we explore the creation of social-spatial inequality in two of Canada’s largest and fastest growing cities, Toronto and Vancouver. Drawing on a tradition of critical scholarship in urban planning and gentrification studies, we turn the ‘securitization of migration’ on its head by asking: security from what and security for whom? Through an examination of socio-spatial dislocation and the regulation of ‘anti-social’ behaviour we argue that securing the urban core for an influx of upper-middle class populations is achieved through the production and regulation of neoliberal urban spaces. By transforming neighbourhoods, public spaces, and sociocultural norms the urban core is secured for the accumulation of capital, despite the insecurity it creates for a large segment of the city’s most vulnerable populations.
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