Excellent docu on the buy out of cities

Excellent docu on ARTE discussing that ever larger parts of cities are transfered from public sector to privat hand. The result: Private companies develop public infrastructure (e.g. IKEA: refurbishes streets, public space, buildings in downtown surrounding their store in Hamburg); but also monitor and discipline citizens with private security staff – leading to an increasing resistance of citizenship to private developments. The docu discusses the Business Improvement Districts (BID) (e.g. London-Angel) that take over the municipal administration. Consequently the executive of BID in Angel takes over the role of a local mayor. The docu underpins the change of paradigm in the urban business environment and -conduct. Worth watching!!


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