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Oly Assembly Reading Group: Urban Planning and Capitalism
June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
What is urban planning’s role in the maintenance of capitalism? by Samuel Stein
Related interview: https://player.fm/series/jacobin-radio-1354006/the-dig-real-estate-capitalism-and-gentrification-with-samuel-stein
In his new book Capital City, Sam Stein describes how one of the tasks of urban planners is to make capitalist development appear to be in the rational best interests of workers and bosses alike. This excerpt explores the coercive role of planners who are part of a system that asks them to sort out who will go where, under what conditions and for whose benefit.
Join us for a reading a discussion of urban planning and it’s role in maintaining capitalism –– whether you’ve done the reading or not.
Reading group texts do not necessarily represent Olympia Assembly, we read them for critical engagement and discussion.