Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

My favourite academic books of 2017

  I don’t think I read as many new books this year as previous years, and the ‘to read’ piles get ever higher… But these are the academic books published in 2017 which I particularly liked: Update: the lists for … Continue reading

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The Right to the City: A Verso Report – free ebook

The Right to the City: A Verso Report – free ebook Special eBook collection on the most urgent question of our times: who is the city for? In 1968, the French Marxist philosopher Henri Lefebvre wrote “Le Droite a la Ville” … Continue reading

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CFP: Urban Planning and the Spatial Ideas of Henri Lefebvre

Details of a theme issue devoted to Lefebvre’s work. Do check the journal’s open access policy and article processing charges (see also here). CFP: Urban Planning and the Spatial Ideas of Henri LefebvreEditor: Michael Leary-Owhin (London South Bank University, UK) Deadline … Continue reading

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Shannon Mattern, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media – now out with UMP

Shannon Mattern, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media – now out with University of Minnesota Press. A breathtaking tour through thousands of years of urban life and its attendant technologies, rewriting the history of … Continue reading

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Roger Keil, Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In – now out with Polity

Roger Keil, Suburban Planet: Making the World Urban from the Outside In – now out with Polity. The urban century manifests itself at the peripheries. While the massive growth in urbanization is often referred to as an ‘urban revolution’, most of the twenty-first century’s … Continue reading

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Gordon Douglas, The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism, forthcoming from OUP

Gordon Douglas, The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism – forthcoming from OUP in early 2018. When cash-strapped local governments fail to provide adequate services, and planning policies prioritize economic development over community needs, how do concerned citizens … Continue reading

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Building Ruptures, Architectural History Symposium and Exhibition, UCL 27 Oct 2017

Later this month I’ll be speaking at Building Ruptures, an Architectural History Symposium and Exhibition, at the Bartlett School of University College London, 27 October 2017. Please join the MA Architectural History 2016/17 cohort for Building Ruptures, a symposium, exhibition … Continue reading

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Mustafa Dikeç, Urban Rage: The Revolt of the Excluded forthcoming with Yale University Press.

Mustafa Dikeç, Urban Rage: The Revolt of the Excluded forthcoming with Yale University Press. A timely and incisive examination of contemporary urban unrest that explains why riots will continue until citizens are equally treated and politically included In the past few … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner, Debating Planetary Urbanization: For an Engaged Pluralism – open access working paper

Neil Brenner, “Debating planetary urbanization: for an engaged pluralism,” Working Paper, Urban Theory Lab, Harvard GSD, Summer 2017. This essay reflects on recent debates around planetary urbanization, many of which have been articulated through strikingly dismissive caricatures of the core … Continue reading

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The Guardian on ‘the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London’

The Guardian has an interesting and disturbing feature on ‘the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London‘; along with a commentary by Bradley L. Garrett. The map itself is here.  

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