Cities have become sites of massive redevelopment, where the synergies of culture and capital play an important role. The influence of Richard Florida's theory about the "creative class" and its importance for the economic development of cities, is being used by urban planners all over the world. As a result, cities are being transformed in a global "SoHo", sites of cultural production, luxurious residencies and tourist destinations.

Are these strategies improving living conditions in the cities, or on the contrary, do they increase existing social inequalities? What is the current state of the "creative city" and how does it relate to trends like gentrification?

This project focuses on three cities that are paradigmatic of these changes: London, New York and Detroit, proposing documentary photography as an important source for the extraction of information and the production of knowledge about our cities.

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