Category Archives: urban/urbanisation

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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Andrea Mubi Brighenti and Mattias Kärrholm (eds.) Urban Walls: Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces – Routledge, 2018

Andrea Mubi Brighenti and Mattias Kärrholm (eds.) Urban Walls: Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces  – Routledge, 2018 (usual pricing issues) In recent years, an increasing number of separation walls have been built around the world. Walls … Continue reading

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Andy Merrifield, What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities (And Love)

Andy Merrifield, What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities (And Love) – out in June from OR books. In often dreamlike peregrinations around his home towns of Liverpool, London and New York Andy Merrifield reflects on what cities … Continue reading

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Big Cities – Small Changes: Thinking Creatively Through Urban Infrastructure – British Academy, 20 Feb 2018

Big Cities – Small Changes: Thinking Creatively Through Urban Infrastructure Tuesday 20 February 2018, 9.00am – 4.30pm The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH Full details available here – Big Cities – Small Changes 20 Feb (pdf) If you’d … Continue reading

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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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