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Benjamin Barber Examines Changing Character of Democracy in Suburbia

Benjamin Barber, Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland and director of the New York office of The Democracy Collaborative, examines the cosmopolitan city as the forge of democracy in a global market society in a lecture sponsored by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. As America becomes increasingly suburban, and privately-owned malls become the social and civic center of suburban life, Barber suggests that democracy, social justice and equality suffer because "classical" public spaces disappear and access to malls by public transportation is limited.

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Shot: Apr 18, 2002
Published: Jun 24, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002