Rowth of Neoliberal Practices and Policies in the Urban Environment

The paper should be 12-15 pages in length and anywhere from 10-15 sources. It should maintain a critical (skeptical) perspective and tone towards neoliberalism and how it has manifested within urban environments -in short, how neoliberal thought has progressed (or regressed) through urban space and over time within the US urban context. An introduction to the essay would likely inlcude the growth of neoliberal thought from the Chicago School of Economics and the relationship between John Maynard Keynes (London School of Econ) and Von Hayek (Austria) and how those two academics influenced Milton Friedman and in turn, how Friedman influenced neoliberal thought at the local, urban scale. An excellent resource to get started with is: Spaces of Neoliberalism: : Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe,By Neil Brenner, Nik Theodore. Academic Journal articles are preferred; such as Antipode, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Urban Geography, and the Professional Geographer. If it seems relevant to address Michael Porters so-called competitive advantage of the inner-city theory, so much the better. Other geographers to look into would be Jamie Peck (Univ Wisc Madison), David Harvey, and Neil Smith.