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Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 587523, 12 pages
Research Article

Mega Events and Urban Conflicts in Valencia, Spain: Contesting the New Urban Modernity

1Department of Geography, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
2Canada Research Chair in Socioterritorial Conflict and Local Governance, Department of Geography, Université du Québec à Montréal, QC, Canada H3C 3P8

Received 24 November 2010; Accepted 2 March 2011

Academic Editor: Bo-Sin Tang

Copyright © 2011 Luis del Romero Renau and Catherine Trudelle. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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