Two Nations, One City: The Worlding of Port of Spain

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Date of this Version

Fall 2014

Keywords

Caribbean, Urban, marginalization, city branding, nationalism, inequality, geopolitics

Description

This video was created for Arjun Shankar's URBS 457 course Globalization & the City. This short film traces the historical economic development of Trinidad and Tobago, and the branding of Port of Spain which has produced a disinvestment in other local communities. It focuses on the Fifth Summit of the America hosted in the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago and the protest around it by Beetham residents as the government of Trinidad and Tobago leading up to the Summit constructed what they called a “berm”—in reality a five-foot wall— to obscure the low-income community from visiting leaders.

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Urban Studies and Planning

Two Nations, One City: The Worlding of Port of Spain

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