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Paul Russumanno's Testimonial
B.A. (Honours) Geography, Brock University
"As an undergraduate Geography student at Brock I developed diverse insights into the relationships between humans and the spaces we occupy and move through. I am applying these insights in my MA research, which examines the implications of ‘creative’ urban renewal in the city of Hamilton, Ontario. I am specifically interested in the privatization of public space and the neo-liberal policies that encourage and foster the development of Richard Florida's 'Creative Class'. My research is informed by Guy Debord's 'Society of Spectacle', Richard Florida's 'Rise of the Creative Class' and Thorstein Veblen's 'The Theory of the Leisure Class'."