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Splintering Urbanism

Splintering Urbanism

Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition

  • Author: Steve Graham,Simon Marvin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134656998
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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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 worlds. With 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.

Hydropolis

Hydropolis

Wasser und die Stadt der Moderne

  • Author: Susanne Frank,Matthew Gandy
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 359340446X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 372
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Stinkende Abwässer im städtischen Untergrund oder kristallklares Wasser im heimischen Bad – eine funktionierende Abwasserentsorgung ist in der modernen Stadt ebenso unabdingbar wie eine gute Wasserversorgung. Die Nutzung des Wassers seit dem 19. Jahrhundert untersuchen hier unter anderem Geographen, Soziologen, Medizin- und Umwelthistoriker. Sie schildern die mit der Urbanisierung einhergehenden Veränderungen der sozialen und räumlichen Strukturen in den Städten sowie die politischen Regulierungen der Wassernutzung. Ob schrumpfende ostdeutsche Städte, Großstädte wie Berlin oder »Megacities« wie Lagos und Jakarta: Der Umgang mit Wasser erweist sich als Schlüssel zum Verständnis moderner Stadtkultur. Mit Beiträgen unter anderem von Matthias Bernt, Jürgen Büschenfeld, Elisabeth Heidenreich, Detlev Ipsen, Ulrich Koppitz, Shahrooz Mohajeri, Engelbert Schramm, Eric Swyngedouw, Heinrich Tepasse und Karin Winklhöfer.

Ferry Tales

Ferry Tales

Mobility, Place, and Time on Canada's West Coast

  • Author: Phillip Vannini
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136486135
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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The purpose of this rich and innovatively presented ethnography is to explore mobility, sense of place and time on the British Columbia coast. On the basis of almost 400 interviews with ferry passengers and over 250 ferry journeys, the author narrates and reflects on the performance of travel and on the consequences of ferry-dependence on island and coastal communities. Ferry Tales inaugurates a new series entitled Innovative Ethnographies for Routledge (innovativeethnographies.net). The purpose of this hypermedia book series is to use digital technologies to capture a richer, multimodal view of social life than was otherwise done in the classic, print-based tradition of ethnography, while maintaining the traditional strengths of classic, ethnographic analysis. Visit the book's website at ferrytales.innovativeethnographies.net

Planning Against the Political

Planning Against the Political

Democratic Deficits in European Territorial Governance

  • Author: Jonathan Metzger,Philip Allmendinger,Stijn Oosterlynck
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134071825
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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This book brings together a number of highly innovative and thought provoking contributions from European researchers in territorial governance-related fields such as human geography, planning studies, sociology, and management studies. The contributions share the ambition of highlighting troubling contemporary tendencies where spatial planning and territorial governance can be seen to circumscribe or subvert ‘due democratic practice’ and the democratic ethos. The book also functions as an introduction to some of the central strands of contemporary political philosophy, discussing their relevance for the wider field of planning studies and the development of new planning practices.

The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

  • Author: Peter Adey,David Bissell,Kevin Hannam,Peter Merriman,Mimi Sheller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317934121
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 624
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The 21st century seems to be on the move, perhaps even more so than the last. With cheap travel, and more than two billion cars projected worldwide for 2030. And yet, all this mobility is happening incredibly unevenly, at different paces and intensities, with varying impacts and consequences to the extent that life on the move might be actually quite difficult to sustain environmentally, socially and ethically. As a result 'mobility' has become a keyword of the social sciences; delineating a new domain of concepts, approaches, methodologies and techniques which seek to understand the character and quality of these trends. This Handbook explores and critically evaluates the debates, approaches, controversies and methodologies, inherent to this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of backgrounds and geographical regions to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this field, conveying cutting edge research in an accessible way whilst giving detailed grounding in the evolution of past debates on mobilities. It illustrates disciplinary trends and pathways, from migration studies and transport history to communications research, featuring methodological innovations and developments and conceptual histories - from feminist theory to tourist studies. It explores the dominant figures of mobility, from children to soldiers and the mobility impaired; the disparate materialities of mobility such as flows of water and waste to the vectors of viruses; key infrastructures such as logistics systems to the informal services of megacity slums, and the important mobility events around which our world turns; from going on vacation to the commute, to the catastrophic disruption of mobility systems. The text is forward-thinking, projecting the future of mobilities as they might be lived, transformed and studied, and possibly, brought to an end. International in focus, the book transcends disciplinary and national boundaries to explore mobilities as they are understood from different perspectives, different fields, countries and standpoints. This is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in mobility across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Mobilities in Socialist and Post-Socialist States

Mobilities in Socialist and Post-Socialist States

Societies on the Move

  • Author: K. Burrell,K. Hörschelmann
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137267291
  • Category: History
  • Page: 263
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This interdisciplinary collection explores what mobility meant, and still means, in the specific contexts of Soviet and East European socialist and post-socialist societies. Together the chapters consider diverse practices of mobility and their different contexts of power, resistance and inequality.

Cities and Gender

Cities and Gender

  • Author: Helen Jarvis,Jonathan Cloke,Paula Kantor
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134119240
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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Men and women experience the city differently: in relation to housing assets, use of transport, relative mobility, spheres of employment and a host of domestic and caring responsibilities. An analysis of urban and gender studies, as co-constitutive subjects, is long overdue. Cities and Gender is a systematic treatment of urban and gender studies combined. It presents both a feminist critique of mainstream urban policy and planning and a gendered reorientation of key urban social, environmental and city-regional debates. It looks behind the ‘headlines’ on issues of transport, housing, uneven development, regeneration and social exclusion, for instance, to account for the ‘hidden’ infrastructure of everyday life. The three main sections on 'Approaching the City', 'Gender and Built Environment' and, finally, 'Representation and Regulation' explore not only the changing environments, working practices and household structures evident in European and North American cities today, but also those of the global south. International case studies alert the reader to stark contrasts in gendered life-chances (differences between north and south as well as inequalities and diversity within these regions) while at the same time highlighting interdependencies which globally thread through the lives of women and men as the result of uneven development. This book introduces the reader to previously neglected dimensions of gendered critical urban analysis. It sheds light, through competing theories and alternative explanations, on recent transformations of gender roles, state and personal politics and power relations; across intersecting spheres: of home, work, the family, urban settlements and civil society. It takes a household perspective alongside close scrutiny of social networks, gender contracts, welfare regimes and local cultural milieu. In addition to providing the student with a solid conceptual grounding across broad structures of production, consumption and social reproduction, the argument cultivates an interdisciplinary awareness of, and dialogue between, the everyday issues of urban dwellers in affluent and developing world cities. The format of the book means that included with each chapter are key definitions, ‘boxed’ concepts and case study evidence along with specifically tailored learning activities and further reading. This is both a timely and trenchant discussion that has pertinence for students, scholars and researchers.

Suburban Governance

Suburban Governance

A Global View

  • Author: Pierre Hamel,Roger Keil
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144266357X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6432
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North American gated communities, African squatter settlements, European housing estates, and Chinese urban villages all share one thing in common: they represent types of suburban space. As suburban growth becomes the dominant urban process of the twenty-first century, its governance poses an increasingly pressing set of global challenges. In Suburban Governance: A Global View, editors Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil have assembled a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them. With contributors from ten countries on five continents, this collection covers the full breadth of contemporary developments in suburban governance. Examining the classic North American model of suburbia, contemporary alternatives in Europe and Latin America, and the emerging suburbanisms of Africa and Asia, Suburban Governance offers a strong analytical introduction to a vital topic in contemporary urban studies.

The City Cultures Reader

The City Cultures Reader

  • Author: Malcolm Miles,Tim Hall,Iain Borden
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415302456
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 508
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Cities are both products of culture, and sites where culture is made and received. By presenting the very best of classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities, The City Cultures Reader provides an accessible overview of the diverse material on the interface between cities and culture. The extensively revised and updated second edition of The City Cultures Reader now features fifty generous writings (of which thirty-eight are new) organised into ten parts which explore themes such as: what is a city?; what is culture?; symbolic economies; the culture industry; culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias; and possible urban futures. Designed to aid student understanding, this new edition now features extensive introductory sections that define both the city and culture. Part introductions outline the major themes, whilst introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Annotated further reading is also provided at the end of each Part.

Planning in the USA

Planning in the USA

Policies, Issues, and Processes

  • Author: J. Barry Cullingworth,Roger Caves
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136456902
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 552
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This extensively revised and updated fourth edition of Planning in the USA continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to the policies, theory and practice of planning. Outlining land use, urban planning, and environmental protection policies, this fully illustrated book explains the nature of the planning process and the way in which policy issues are identified, defined, and approached. This full colour edition incorporates new planning legislation and regulations at the state and federal layers of government, updated discussion on current economic issues, and examples of local ordinances in a variety of planning areas. Key updates include: a new chapter on planning and sustainability; a new discussion on the role of foundations and giving to communities; a discussion regarding the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans; a discussion on deindustrialization and shrinking cities; a discussion on digital billboards; a discussion on recent comprehensive planning efforts; a discussion on land banking; a discussion unfunded mandates; a discussion on community character; a companion website with multiple choice and fill the blank questions, and ‘test yourself’ glossary terms. This book gives a detailed account of urbanization in the United States and reveals the problematic nature and limitations of the planning process, the fallibility of experts, and the difficulties facing policy-makers in their search for solutions. Planning in the USA is an essential book for students, planners and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary urban and environmental problems.

Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor

Malaysia, Modernity and the Multimedia Super Corridor

A Critical Geography of Intelligent Landscapes

  • Author: Tim Bunnell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134519710
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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Based on fieldwork in Malaysia, this book provides a critical examination of the country's main urban region. The study first provides a theoretical reworking of geographies of modernity and details the emergence of a globally-oriented, 'high-tech' stage of national development. The Multimedia Super Corridor is framed in terms of a political vision of a 'fully developed' Malaysia before the author traces an imagined trajectory through surrounding landscapes in the late 1990s. As the first book length academic analysis of the development of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area and the construction of the Multimedia Super Corridor, this work offers a situated, contextual account which will appeal to all those with research interests in Asian Urban Studies and Asian Sociology.

Privatizing Water

Privatizing Water

Governance Failure and the World's Urban Water Crisis

  • Author: Karen Bakker
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801467004
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 296
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Water supply privatization was emblematic of the neoliberal turn in development policy in the 1990s. Proponents argued that the private sector could provide better services at lower costs than governments; opponents questioned the risks involved in delegating control over a life-sustaining resource to for-profit companies. Private-sector activity was most concentrated-and contested-in large cities in developing countries, where the widespread lack of access to networked water supplies was characterized as a global crisis. In Privatizing Water, Karen Bakker focuses on three questions: Why did privatization emerge as a preferred alternative for managing urban water supply? Can privatization fulfill its proponents' expectations, particularly with respect to water supply to the urban poor? And, given the apparent shortcomings of both privatization and conventional approaches to government provision, what are the alternatives? In answering these questions, Bakker engages with broader debates over the role of the private sector in development, the role of urban communities in the provision of "public" services, and the governance of public goods. She introduces the concept of "governance failure" as a means of exploring the limitations facing both private companies and governments. Critically examining a range of issues-including the transnational struggle over the human right to water, the "commons" as a water-supply-management strategy, and the environmental dimensions of water privatization-Privatizing Water is a balanced exploration of a critical issue that affects billions of people around the world.

The Victorian Eye

The Victorian Eye

A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800-1910

  • Author: Chris Otter
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226640787
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 392
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During the nineteenth century, Britain became the first gaslit society, with electric lighting arriving in 1878. At the same time, the British government significantly expanded its power to observe and monitor its subjects. How did such enormous changes in the way people saw and were seen affect Victorian culture? To answer that question, Chris Otter mounts an ambitious history of illumination and vision in Britain, drawing on extensive research into everything from the science of perception and lighting technologies to urban design and government administration. He explores how light facilitated such practices as safe transportation and private reading, as well as institutional efforts to collect knowledge. And he contends that, contrary to presumptions that illumination helped create a society controlled by intrusive surveillance, the new radiance often led to greater personal freedom and was integral to the development of modern liberal society. The Victorian Eye’s innovative interdisciplinary approach—and generous illustrations—will captivate a range of readers interested in the history of modern Britain, visual culture, technology, and urbanization.

Aerial Life

Aerial Life

Spaces, Mobilities, Affects

  • Author: Peter Adey
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444391343
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 296
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NOMINATED AND SHORT LISTED FOR THE SURVEILLANCE STUDIES BOOK PRIZE 2011! This theoretically informed research explores what the development and transformation of air travel has meant for societies and individuals. Brings together a number of interdisciplinary approaches towards the aeroplane and its relation to society Presents an original theory that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and shows how we are both enabled and threatened by aerial mobility Features a series of detailed international case studies which map the history of aviation over the past century - from the promises of early flight, to World War II bombing campaigns, and to the rise of international terrorism today Demonstrates the transformational capacity of air transport to shape societies, bodies and individual identities Offers startling historical evidence and bold new ideas about how the social and material spaces of the aeroplane are considered in the modern era

Locative Media

Locative Media

Medialität und Räumlichkeit - Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven zur Verortung der Medien / Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Media and Locality

  • Author: Regine Buschauer,Katharine S. Willis
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839419476
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 308
  • View: 1369
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Mit der Konvergenz von Mobilfunk und Internet, GPS, digitaler Kartographie und Social Networks hat sich ein Feld »lokativer« Medien herausgebildet, denen in den heutigen Medientechniken und -praktiken eine zentrale Bedeutung zukommt. Die Beiträge des Bandes widmen sich diesem jüngsten Medienwandel und bieten Einblick in die Entwicklungen und Phänomene ortsbezogener Medien. In einem multidisziplinären Spektrum kritischer Beiträge beleuchtet der Band die Dynamik, den Hintergrund und die Formen »lokativer« Medientechniken sowie ihre Implikationen in der gegenwärtigen Mediengesellschaft und -kultur.

Swept Up Lives?

Swept Up Lives?

Re-envisioning the Homeless City

  • Author: Paul Cloke,Jon May,Sarah Johnsen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444391336
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1108
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Utilizing innovative ethnographic research, Swept Up Lives? challenges conventional accounts of urban homelessness to trace the complex and varied attempts to care for homeless people Presents innovative ethnographic research which suggests an important shift in perspective in the analysis and understanding of urban homelessness Emphasizes the ethical and emotional geographies of care embodied and performed within homeless services spaces Suggests that different homelessness ‘scenes’ develop in different places due to varied historical, political, and cultural responses to the problems faced

Creative Margins

Creative Margins

Cultural Production in Canadian Suburbs

  • Author: Alison L. Bain
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442666838
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Suburbs can be incubators of creativity: innovative and complex, but all too often underappreciated. In Creative Margins, Alison L. Bain documents the unique role of Canadian artists and cultural workers in suburban place-formation and dismantles mischaracterizations of suburbs as cultural wastelands. Creative Margins interweaves stories of the challenges and opportunities presented by the creation of culture in suburbs, focusing on Etobicoke and Mississauga outside Toronto, and Surrey and North Vancouver outside Vancouver. The book investigates whether the creative process unfolds differently for suburban and urban cultural workers, as well as how this process is affected by the presence or absence of cultural infrastructure and planning initiatives. Bain shows how suburban culture can enhance a city-region’s vitality and sustainability. This book firmly debunks the myth of culture as a solely urban phenomenon and demonstrates the social and economic merits of investing in suburban art and culture.

USA

USA

Modern Architectures in History

  • Author: Gwendolyn Wright
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861895402
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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From the Reliance Building and Coney Island to the Kimbell Museum and Disney Hall, the United States has been at the forefront of modern architecture. American life has generated many of the quintessential images of modern life, both generic types and particular buildings. Gwendolyn Wright’s USA is an engaging account of this evolution from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Upending conventional arguments about the origin of American modern architecture, Wright shows that it was not a mere offshoot of European modernism brought across the Atlantic Ocean by émigrés but rather an exciting, distinctive and mutable hybrid. USA traces a history that spans from early skyscrapers and suburbs in the aftermath of the American Civil War up to the museums, schools and ‘green architecture’ of today. Wright takes account of diverse interests that affected design, ranging from politicians and developers to ambitious immigrants and middle-class citizens. Famous and lesser-known buildings across America come together--model dwellings for German workers in rural Massachusetts, New York’s Rockefeller Center, Cincinnati’s Carew Tower, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in the Arizona desert, the University of Miami campus, the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Plant, and the Corning Museum of Glass, among others--to show an extraordinary range of innovation. Ultimately, Wright reframes the history of American architecture as one of constantly evolving and volatile sensibilities, engaged with commerce, attuned to new media, exploring multiple concepts of freedom. The chapters are organized to show how changes in work life, home life and public life affected architecture--and vice versa. This book provides essential background for contemporary debates about affordable and luxury housing, avant-garde experiments, local identities, inspiring infrastructure and sustainable design. A clear, concise and richly illustrated account of modern American architecture, this timely book will be essential for all those who wonder about the remarkable legacy of American modernity in its most potent cultural expression.

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

  • Author: Graeme Brooker,Lois Weinthal
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472539044
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 672
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.

Slipspace

Slipspace

  • Author: Aaron David Poser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 120
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