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Oly Assembly Reading Group: Urban Planning and Capitalism

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Suggested Reading:
What is urban planning’s role in the maintenance of capitalism? by Samuel Stein
https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/4265-what-is-urban-planning-s-role-in-the-maintenance-of-capitalism

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.

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Date:
June 9
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Website:
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Venue

Burial Grounds
211 5th Ave SE
Olympia, 98501 United States
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Olympia Assembly
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