Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

Neil Brenner, The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban – University of Melbourne, 17 March 2015

Neil Brenner, “The urban age in question: towards a new epistemology of the urban”, University of Melbourne, 17 March 2015 – details and registration here. In what sense is the 21st century world urban? In this lecture, Neil Brenner critiques … Continue reading

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Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization – Neil Brenner exhibition at University of Melbourne

The MSD Dean’s Lecture Series 2015 presents an exhibition by the Urban Theory Lab (directed by Neil Brenner): Operational Landscapes: Towards an Alternative Cartography of World Urbanization – Tuesday, 17 March 2015 – 9:00am to Friday, 3 April 2015 – 5:00pm, ALKF Gallery, University … Continue reading

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Power and Space in the City Conversation #1 – Powerful Urban Territories (video of UCL discussion)

Power and Space in the City Conversation #1 – Powerful Urban Territories. The video of a UCL discussion from late last year is now available. The panellists are me, Allan Cochrane and Wendy Pullan, and it is introduced by Liza … Continue reading

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Three interesting pieces on the police and New York City

Jonathan Simon, “Do we really need the police? Not as much as we need air“, at Governing Through Crime Peter Gratton, “Cuomo, Koch, New York“, Philosophy in a Time of Error “Philosophy of Police Violence and Mass Incarceration“, Daily Nous … Continue reading

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2014 in review – talks, publications and writing

I gave 22 talks of various kinds outside of regular teaching in 2014. These talks were in Australia, the United States, Switzerland, Holland and the UK. Some of these were on the Foucault project, some were related to The Birth of … Continue reading

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David Harvey, The Crisis of Planetary Urbanization (open access essay)

David Harvey’s essay for the exhibition catalog of Uneven Growth Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities is published here on post to mark the opening of the exhibition. (via Reading Capital with David Harvey)  

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Neil Brenner, ‘Urban Governance – But at What Scale?’ – video from Urban Age Governing Urban Futures conference

Neil Brenner, ‘Urban Governance – But at What Scale?’, Urban Age Governing Urban Futures conference, Delhi (via Multipliciudades).

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Politics, infrastructure and representation: The case of Jerusalem’s Light Rail

I’ve written briefly about the Jerusalem Light Rail before. There is a very interesting article by Amina Nolte and Haim Yacobi, ‘Politics, infrastructure and representation: The case of Jerusalem’s Light Rail‘, in Cities (requires subscription) which discusses the politics and geographies of this in some … Continue reading

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Peter J Taylor, Extraordinary Cities – now in paperback

Peter J Taylor’s major book Extraordinary Cities is now available in paperback. What following is the official blurb, but the endorsements on the webpage are worth a read too. Accepting that cities are extraordinary, this book provides an original city-centred narrative … Continue reading

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Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture – now published

Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture. Edited by  Łukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid and Ákos Moravánszky, it includes contributions by many leading Lefebvre and urban scholars. When Henri Lefebvre published The Urban Revolution in 1970, he sketched a … Continue reading

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