Mediapolis on Coronavirus

Aesthetics of Vacancy in Lockdown London

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Christoph Lindner introduces a six-part dossier on Lockdown Aesthetics and Gentrification. In this opening post, he argues that gentrification has accelerated in London under the cover of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aesthetics of vacancy.

Streets for People of Las Vegas

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Susanna Phillips Newbury looks at zoning, urban development, and gentrification in Las Vegas before and during the pandemic, critiquing the city government’s claims to make “Streets for People.”