Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

Seen from the Window – the view from my NYC apartment

I’m staying on East 12th Street (corner of Broadway) for the next few weeks. I am right opposite Strand Books… There is a grill over the window, hence the somewhat murky image. About these ads

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Nigel Thrift and Steven Koonin discuss urban science and big data

Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor of University of Warwick, and Steven Koonin, Director of New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, partners in this endeavour, discussed the emerging field of applied urban science and informatics, the opportunities it presents, and … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment – online preview of introduction

The introduction to Lefebvre’s keenly anticipated Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment is available to read online at Artforum. I will be interviewing editor Łukasz Stanek for the Society and Space open site in the near future.

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Understanding the City: Henri Lefebvre and Urban Studies

Understanding the City: Henri Lefebvre and Urban Studies - a collection edited by Gülçin Erdi-Lelandais (via here). Henri Lefebvre is undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers in the field of urban space and its organization; his theories offer reflections still valid for … Continue reading

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Dallas Rogers on the Sydney Metropolitan Zoning Strategy

Originally posted on Society and Space – Environment and Planning D:
Sydney Metropolitan Zoning Strategy Dallas Rogers’ article in Society and Space 32(1), “The Sydney Metropolitan Strategy as a zoning technology: analyzing the spatial and temporal dimensions of obsolescence” is available…

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David Harvey and Andy Merrifield, London, 3 April 2014 – sold out

“Contradictions of capitalism and the new urban question” – David Harvey and Andy Merrifield in conversation, Birkbeck, London, 3 April 2014. More details here. Unfortunately the website now says that there are no tickets available.

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The Birth of Territory – audio recording of lecture at RMIT

The audio recording of my lecture on The Birth of Territory in February at RMIT is available here. I gave a version of the same talk at Monash University the day before but didn’t manage to record it. I say … Continue reading

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Books received (2 of 4)

Henry Reynolds, The Law of the Land (a gift from Jean Hillier – a good starting point for the issue of indigenous land rights in Australia, read on the plane home) Nikos Papastergiadis, Ambient Perspectives Nikos Papastergiadis, Cornelius Castoriadis – this and the … Continue reading

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Bradley Garrett interview on writing and publishing his book Explore Everything

Very interesting interview with Bradley Garrett on writing and publishing his book Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City.

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URBAN QUESTIONS: Personal and Political Interrogations

Originally posted on Pluto Press – Independent Progressive Publishing:
By Andy Merrifield ‘In 1977, when Manuel Castells’ classic book, The Urban Question, was first put into English, I’d been a year out of secondary school, in Liverpool. It was five…

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