Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures,

Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition Splintering Urbanism makes an international and interdisciplinary analysis of the complex interactions between infrastructure networks and urban spaces It delivers a new and powerful way of understanding contemporary urban change, bringing together discussions about globalization and the city technology and society urban space and urban networks infrastructure and the built environment developed, developing and post communist worldsWith a range of case studies, illustrations and boxed examples, from New York to Jakarta, Johannesberg to Manila and Sao Paolo to Melbourne, Splintering Urbanism demonstrates the latest social, urban and technological theories, which give us an understanding of our contemporary metropolis The politics of pipes Love it. very much enjoyed this, extremely informative and overarching explanation on the state of the post modern global cities of the world My one criticism is that it takes a somewhat alarmist view in the main, and does not look at the impact of cultural production standing outside the growth of secessionary networks. 307.76 G7422 2001 This book is a treasure for everyone who is interested in the shift from modernist keynesian urban planning to post modernist neoliberal urban planning However, the information is layed out way too comprehensivly too much repetitions and sidetracks and the structuring and lay out are an absolute nightmare, which makes it very hard to plough through.


About the Author: Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham is an academic and author who researches cities and urban life He is Professor of Cities and Society at the Global Urban Research Unit and is based in Newcastle University s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Professor Graham has a background in Geography, Planning and the Sociology of Technology His research centres, in particular, on relations between cities, technology and infrastructure urban aspects of surveillance the mediation of urban life by digital technologies and connections between security, militarisation and urban life.Writing, publishing and lecturing across many countries and a variety of disciplines, Professor Graham has been Visiting Professor at MIT and NYU, amongst other institutions The author, editor or co author of seven major books, his work has been translated into eleven languages


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