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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415189651
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
1,294,388
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities, and the Urban Condition
Pt. 1Understanding Splintering Urbanism
2Constructing the Modern Infrastructural Ideal: 1850-1960
3The Collapse of the Integrated Ideal: The Modern Networked City in Crisis
4Practices of Splintering Urbanism
5The City as Socio-Technical Process:Theorizing Splintering Urbanism
Pt. 2Exploring the Splintering Metropolis
6Social Landscapes of the Splintering Metropolis
7"Glocal" Intrastructure and the Splintering of Urban Economies
Pt. 3Placing Splintering Urbanism
8Conclusions: The Limits to Splintering Urbanism
9Postscript: A Manifesto for a Progressive Networked Urbanism
Bibliography
Index

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