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

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - History - 512 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

THE LONG PATH TOWARDS ATTEMPTED STANDARDISATION
40
THE AIMS OF THIS CHAPTER
42
URBAN REFORM AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL SUBLIME
43
THE EMERGENCE OF THE UNITARY CITY IDEAL
49
CONSTRUCTING NETWORKED URBAN CONSUMPTION 192060
66
CITIES INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE NATION STATE 19OO6O
73
THE EXPERIENCE OF DEVELOPING CITIES 18501960
81
NETWORKING MULTIPLE MODERNITIES
87
SPLINTERING STREETSCAPES II BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS TOWN CENTRE MANAGEMENT AND CCTV
261
THEME PARKS SHOPPING MALLS AND URBAN RESORT COMPLEXES
264
MASTERPLANNED GATED ENCLAVES ACROSS THE WORLD
267
DOMESTIC SPACES OF SECESSION AND CONTROL
284
MARGINALISED SPACES NETWORK GHETTOES AND THE POVERTY OF CONNECTIONS
287
SPLINTERING URBANISM AND THE SPACES OF DEMOCRACY
301
GLOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE SPLINTERING OF URBAN ECONOMIES
304
CITIES AND THE ARCHIPELAGO ECONOMY
305

THE COLLAPSE OF THE INTEGRATED IDEAL The modern networked city in crisis
90
PROCESSES UNDERMINING THE MODERN INFRASTRUCTURAL IDEAL
91
THE URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE CRISIS
92
CHANGING POLITICAL ECONOMIES OF URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE
94
THE COLLAPSE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE IDEAL IN URBAN PLANNING
103
PHYSICAL DECENTRALISATION MOTORISATION AND THE POLYNUCLEATED CITY
114
THE CHALLENGE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CHANGE AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
123
CONCLUSIONS
135
PRACTICES OF SPLINTERING URBANISM
137
UNBUNDLING INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE RECONFIGURATION OF CITIES
138
UNBUNDLING INFRASTRUCTURE AND URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS
166
URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE TOWARDS NEW PARADIGMS
175
THE CITY AS SOCIOTECHNICAL PROCESS Theorising splintering urbanism
178
THE DESTABILISATION OF LARGE TECHNICAL SYSTEMS
180
ACTOR NETWORKS AND CYBORG URBANISATION
184
CHANGING POLITICAL ECONOMIES OF CAPITALIST URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
190
RELATIONAL THEORIES OF CONTEMPORARY URBANISM
202
EVALUATING THE FOUR PERSPECTIVES
206
CONCLUSIONS
214
EXPLORING THE SPLINTERING METROPOLIS
217
SOCIAL LANDSCAPES OF SPLINTERING URBANISM
219
SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF INFRASTRUCTURAL UNBUNDLING AND SPLINTERING URBANISM
220
THE WITHDRAWAL OF NETWORK CROSSSUBSIDIES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF INFRASTRUCTURAL CONSUMERISM
233
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES AS SUPPORTS FOR URBAN SPLINTERING
243
THE PREMIUM NETWORKED SPACES OF THE SPLINTERING METROPOLIS
249
TOWARDS A COMMERCIAL AND SOCIALLY SELECTING MEDIUM
251
SPLINTERING STREETSCAPES I SKYWALK CITIES PLAZAS AND ATRIA
256
ECONOMIC PLAYERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF GLOCAL URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
309
CUSTOMISING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GLOBAL FINANCIAL ENCLAVES
313
INFRASTRUCTURE AND ECONOMIC ENCLAVES IN DEVELOPING CITIES
327
NEW MEDIA ENCLAVES IN GLOBAL CITIES
329
TECHNOPOLES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHTECH INNOVATION CLUSTERS
333
CUSTOMISING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING
339
BACK OFFICE SPACES AND DATAPROCESSING ENCLAVES IN THE GLOBAL PERIPHERY
352
LOGISTICS ENCLAVES EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES HUB PORTS AND ECOMMERCE SPACES
357
THE WORLDS BEYOND GLOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE
372
CONCLUSIONS
376
PLACING SPLINTERING URBANISM
379
CONCLUSION The limits of splintering urbanism
381
THE DANGERS OF SPLINTERING URBANISM
383
THE WIDER CONTEXT
384
RESISTANCE AND THE LIMITS OF SPLINTERING URBANISM
387
A manifesto for a progressive networked urbanism
404
TOWARDS A SPATIAL IMAGINATION FOR THE SPLINTERED METROPOLIS
405
ASSOCIATION DIFFERENCE AND STATES
406
BUILDING NEW CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDINGS OF CONTEMPORARY URBAN LIFE
410
BEYOND URBAN AND TECHNOLOGICAL DETERMINISMS
413
CHALLENGES TO URBAN RESEARCH
417
END NOTE
420
GLOSSARY
421
BIBLIOGRAPHY
431
INDEX
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