Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition

Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition

by Steve Graham, Simon Marvin
     
 

This work offers an analysis of the nature of the urban condition at the start of the new millennium. Adopting a global and interdisciplinary perspective, it reveals how new technologies and increasingly privatised systems of infrastructure provision - telecommunications, highways, urban streets, energy, and water - are supporting the splintering of metropolitan areas… See more details below

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This work offers an analysis of the nature of the urban condition at the start of the new millennium. Adopting a global and interdisciplinary perspective, it reveals how new technologies and increasingly privatised systems of infrastructure provision - telecommunications, highways, urban streets, energy, and water - are supporting the splintering of metropolitan areas across the world.

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'Both interesting and important. It addresses the notion of the network city in a profound way ... a promising and fruitful approach.' - Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

'Splintering Urbanism is a significant work and achievement, bringing together a tremendous amount of research on networks and urban technologies and putting them in one 'manual' or 'guide', whilst at the same time providing an authoritative view of implications and limitations of the 'splintering' process ... it should earn a position as an essential item in any up-to-date reading list.' - Urban Studies

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ISBN-13:
9780415189644
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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