Overview

Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak
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DISRUPTED CITIES

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Overview

Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, Disrupted Cities exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203894484
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Graham is Professor of Human Geography at Durham University in the UK. He has a background in urbanism, planning and the sociology of technology. His research addresses the complex intersections between urban places, mobilities, technology, war, surveillance and geopolitics. He is Academic Director of the International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) and Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Cities and Regions (CSCR), both at Durham. His books include Telecommunications and the City, Splintering Urbanism (both with Simon Marvin), the Cybercities Reader, and Cities, War and Terrorism. His latest book, Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism, will be published by Verso in Summer 2009.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Managing the Risk of Cascading Failure in Complex Urban Infrastructure 2. Disoriented City 3. Power Loss 4. Containing Insecurity 5. Clogged Cities 6. Securitizing Networked Flows 7. Disruption by Design 8. Infrastructure, Interruption and Inequality

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