Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

Hilary Angelo, How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens – University of Chicago Press, February 2021

Hilary Angelo, How Green Became Good: Urbanized Nature and the Making of Cities and Citizens – University of Chicago Press, February 2021 As projects like Manhattan’s High Line, Chicago’s 606, China’s eco-cities, and Ethiopia’s tree-planting efforts show, cities around the … Continue reading

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Rowland Atkinson, Alpha City: How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich – Verso, June 2020

Rowland Atkinson, Alpha City How London Was Captured by the Super-Rich – Verso, June 2020 How London was bought and sold by the Super-Rich, and what it means for the rest of us Who owns London? In recent decades, it … Continue reading

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Land and Territory – Thinking Aloud with Brett Christophers and Penelope Anthias

Land and territory on Thinking Allowed Land Struggles: From Bolivia to Britain, the way that land is owned and controlled is central to many contemporary inequalities and political battles. Laurie Taylor talks to Brett Christophers, Professor in the Department of Social … Continue reading

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Law and Humanities Summer School, University of Hong Kong, 8-13 June 2020

Law and Humanities Summer School, University of Hong Kong, 8-13 June 2020 The Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong will hold its first law and humanities summer school, 8-13 June 2020. This … Continue reading

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Sun-Young Park, Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris – U Pittsburgh Press, 2018

Sun-Young Park, Ideals of the Body: Architecture, Urbanism, and Hygiene in Postrevolutionary Paris – University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018 Modern hygienic urbanism originated in the airy boulevards, public parks, and sewer system that transformed the Parisian cityscape in the mid-nineteenth … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner, New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question – OUP, June 2019

Neil Brenner, New Urban Spaces: Urban Theory and the Scale Question – OUP, June 2019 The urban condition is today being radically transformed. Urban restructuring is accelerating, new urban spaces are being consolidated, and new forms of urbanization are crystallizing. … Continue reading

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Ross Exo Adams, Circulation and Urbanization – Sage 2018 (Society and Space series)

Ross Exo Adams, Circulation and Urbanization – Sage 2018 (Society and Space series) Circulation and Urbanization is a foundational investigation into the history of the urban. Moving beyond both canonical and empirical portrayals, the book approaches the urban through a genealogy … Continue reading

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Design Agency within Earth Systems – 26 October 2018, Architecture Association, London

Design Agency within Earth Systems – 26 October 2018, Architecture Association, London Further details here. I’ll be in discussion with Neil Brenner and Jose Alfredo Ramirez at the end of the event.

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Books received – Dodds, McCormack, Derrida, Basso, Rekret, Brighenti and Kärrholm

Klaus Dodds, Ice: Nature and Culture; Derek McCormack, Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment; Jacques Derrida, The Ear of the Other; Elisabetta Basso, Michel Foucault et la Daseinsanalyse; The Derrida Reader edited by Julian Wolfreys; Paul Rekret, Derrida and Foucault, Andrea Mubi Brighenti … Continue reading

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Natalie Koch, The Geopolitics of Spectacle (Cornell University Press, 2018) – reviewed at LSE review of Books by Kristin Eggeling

Natalie Koch, The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synedoche and the New Capitals of Asia (Cornell University Press, 2018) – reviewed at LSE Review of Books by Kristin Eggeling Why do autocrats build spectacular new capital cities? In The Geopolitics of Spectacle, … Continue reading

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