Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition / Edition 1

Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition / Edition 1

by Steve Graham, Simon Marvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415189659

ISBN-13: 9780415189651

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415189651
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities, and the Urban Condition Part One: Understanding Splintering Urbanism 2. Constructing the Modern Infrastructural Ideal: 1850-1960 3. The Collapse of the Integrated Ideal: The Modern Networked City in Crisis 4. Practices of Splintering Urbanism 5. The City as Socio-Technical Process: Theorizing Splintering Urbanism Part Two: Exploring the Splintering Metropolis 6. Social Landscapes of the Splintering Metropolis 7. "Glocal" Intrastructure and the Splintering of Urban Economies Part Three: Placing Splintering Urbanism 9. Conclusions: The Limits to Splintering Urbanism 10, Postscript: A Manifesto for a Progressive Networked Urbanism Bibliography Index

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