Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

Elizabeth Lebas obituary

I was sorry to hear the news of the death of Elizabeth Lebas. The Guardian has an obituary from her daughter, Anna Goldie. I worked with Elizabeth on the Key Writings collection of Henri Lefebvre’s work, along with Eleonore Kofman. Kofman and Lebas … Continue reading

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Archipelago/Funambulist Conversation between Léopold Lambert and Stuart Elden on Territory and Volume

I’ve linked to content on Archipelago – the podcast companion site to Léopold Lambert’s The Funambulist – before. This time it’s a discussion with me, conducted at the CUSP offices in New York, and mainly discussing my 2013 article “Secure the … Continue reading

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Bradley Garrett in The Times Higher on protection for researchers

“Place-hacker Bradley Garrett: research at the edge of the law” in The Times Higher. It’s good to see some people like Danny Dorling publicly supporting him, especially given the weak statement from Royal Holloway, University of London, where he did … Continue reading

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In a Miles Davis Way

I missed the formal opening a few days ago, but on the way to the opening plenary of LeftForum today, I made a detour to the newly named Miles Davis Way – the block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive on W … Continue reading

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Five videos about urbanization in Africa

All at the Urban Africa site – here’s the first one:

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Bradley Garrett receives conditional discharge – ‘a qualified victory for academic freedom’

Bradley Garrett, whose work I’ve praised on this site before, was yesterday given a ‘conditional discharge’ in relation to charges of ‘conspiring to commit criminal damage’. I exchanged some emails with Brad yesterday so knew about it, but there were … Continue reading

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Will Viney, Waste: A Philosophy of Things – forthcoming in July

Will Viney, Waste: A Philosophy of Things – out now in July with Bloomsbury. 35% discount with code GLR D3D. Will kindly gave me a proof copy. It provides a very interesting approach to the topic, including an intriguing reading of King Lear, substantial discussion of … Continue reading

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Tom Scott, The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600 – now in paperback

Tom Scott, The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600: Hinterland, Territory, Region is now available in paperback. No detailed comparison of the city-state in medieval Europe has been undertaken over the last century. Research has concentrated on the role of city-states and … Continue reading

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London’s development over time – short film

This is interesting – a seven minute film showing London’s development over time. It relies on a rather-container model of what the city is today, and shows development within that bounded space, rather than wider networks, but it is nicely … Continue reading

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Talking about Publishing, Urban Territory, and lots else

I was involved in three events this week. The first was the most wide-ranging – a filmed conversation with Babette Babich at Fordham University, that ranged from contemporary territorial issues to Kant, Leibniz, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault and Lefebvre; Greek geography to … Continue reading

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