Blind Spots of Globalization
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Global port cities offer unique opportunities to examine the necessary spatial rearrangements and the socio-spatial repercussions of these developments. The tunnel effect, facilitating different kinds of circulation, and the concurring spatial differentiation, which has hardened after 9/11, clearly fall into the patterns of the rise in inequalities since the 1980s that can be noted, albeit in varying degrees, in all OECD countries. While the new regime on the postindustrial waterfront reflects a concentration of wealth, port-adjacent communities in North America have suffered from the repercussions of socio-economic deprivation and pollution-induced health impacts. These changes have been structural in the global port city. Increased economic and political inequalities, reflecting the reassertion of power by economic elites, the stagnation and disintegration of the middle class, and the growth of the lower class, have been reified in territorial terms.