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Caribbean, Urban, marginalization, city branding, nationalism, inequality, geopolitics
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.
Urban Studies and Planning
Mitra-Majumdar, T., & Welcome, L. (2014, October 01). Two Nations, One City: The Worlding of Port of Spain. [Video file.] Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/showcase_videos/115