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November 15, 2017

Seeing like a City by Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift

This book review was written by Michele Lancione, Senior Research Fellow, and originally appeared in Society and Space.   There is Nothing Like the City Published fifteen years after Cities: Reimagining the Urban, Seeing Like a City, is a testament to the…
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August 22, 2017

Urban Operating Systems: Diagramming the City

Simon Marvin and Andres Luque have recently had their paper on Urban Operating Systems published in the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research - the paper is available on open access. The work examines the underlying smart city products…
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June 28, 2017

Urban Uncertainty report released

Jonathan Silver joined his collaborators on the Urban Uncertainty research project to launch a report based on a series of international workshops, collective and individual publications and a series of findings based on empirical research across a number of cities.…
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May 2, 2017

Living in Plural Cities

Is our understanding of urban infrastructure changing? Do we need to move beyond discussions about 'smart cities' and digital innovation? What pathways exist for the city of the future? This short video was produced by the British Academy, the UK's…
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March 16, 2017

Territories in contestation: relational power in Latin America

New paper published in Territory, Politics, Governance by Nick Clare, Victoria Habermehl (Urban Institute) & Liz Mason-Deese. Download the full article here. Territories in contestation: relational power in Latin America. Territory, Politics, Governance. Situated in geography’s recent territorial (re)turn, and…
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January 24, 2017

Book Review – Congo’s Environmental Paradox: Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty by Theodore Trefon

Jonathan Silver says Congo’s Environmental Paradox by Theodore Trefon might prompt consideration about how we value Congo’s contribution to the world. In Congo’s Environmental Paradox; Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty, Theodore Trefon has written an important book…
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