Mobile Urbanism

Author: Eugene McCann

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816656288

Category: Science

Page: 213

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How knowledge and power flow between places and impact cities worldwide.

Rethinking Urbanism

Massey, D. (2011) 'A counterhegemonic relationality of place', in E. McCann and
K. Ward (eds), Mobile urbanism: Cities and policymaking in the global age,
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp 1–14. Massey, D. (1991) 'A global

Author: Garth Myers

Publisher: Bristol University Press

ISBN: 9781529204452

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book provides new insights into popular understandings of urbanism that emanate from European and North American cities. Myers uses a wide range of case studies from lesser studied cities across the Global South and Global North to present evidence for the need to reconstruct our understanding of 'good' urban environments.

Chasing World Class Urbanism

“New Urbanism/Smart Growth in the Scottish Highlands: Mobile Policies and Post
-politics in Local Development Planning.” Urban Studies 50, no. 11: 2196–2221.
Magadán, Marcelo. 2003. “Buenos Aires: Planeamiento urbano y patrimonio ...

Author: Jacob Lederman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452962771

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Questions increasingly dominant urban planning orthodoxies and whether they truly serve everyday city dwellers What makes some cities world class? Increasingly, that designation reflects the use of a toolkit of urban planning practices and policies that circulates around the globe. These strategies—establishing creative districts dedicated to technology and design, “greening” the streets, reinventing historic districts as tourist draws—were deployed to build a globally competitive Buenos Aires after its devastating 2001 economic crisis. In this richly drawn account, Jacob Lederman explores what those efforts teach us about fast-evolving changes in city planning practices and why so many local officials chase a nearly identical vision of world-class urbanism. Lederman explores the influence of Northern nongovernmental organizations and multilateral agencies on a prominent city of the global South. Using empirical data, keen observations, and interviews with people ranging from urban planners to street vendors he explores how transnational best practices actually affect the lives of city dwellers. His research also documents the forms of resistance enacted by everyday residents and the tendency of local institutions and social relations to undermine the top-down plans of officials. Most important, Lederman highlights the paradoxes of world-class urbanism: for instance, while the priorities identified by international agencies are expressed through nonmarket values such as sustainability, inclusion, and livability, local officials often use market-centric solutions to pursue them. Further, despite the progressive rhetoric used to describe urban planning goals, in most cases their result has been greater social, economic, and geographic stratification. Chasing World-Class Urbanism is a much-needed guide to the intersections of culture, ideology, and the realities of twenty-first-century life in a major Latin American city, one that illuminates the tension between technocratic aspirations and lived experience.

Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability

The findings of the book contradict, to a certain extent, current statements on the
high mobility of sustainable urbanism policies (see Rapoport 2015a) and the fact
that globally mobile knowledge is often seen as expert knowledge. Rapoport ...

Author: Sébastien Darchen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351124218

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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As the world becomes more urbanised, solutions are required to solve current challenges for three arenas of sustainability: social sustainability, environmental sustainability and urban economic sustainability. This edited volume interrogates innovative solutions for sustainability in cities around the world. The book draws on a group of 12 international case studies, including Vancouver and Calgary in Canada, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the US (North America), Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Seoul in Korea (South-East Asia), Medellin in Colombia (South America), Helsinki in Finland, Freiburg in Germany and Seville in Spain (Europe). Each case study provides key facts about the city, presents the particular urban sustainability challenge and the planning innovation process and examines what trade-offs were made between social, environmental and economic sustainability. Importantly, the book analyses to what extent these planning innovations can be translated from one context to another. This book will be essential reading to students, academics and practitioners of urban planning, urban sustainability, urban geography, architecture, urban design, environmental sciences, urban studies and politics.

Social Urbanism and the Politics of Violence

Americas Quarterly Winter: 148–152. McCann, E. (2002) Space, citizenship, and
the right to the city: A brief overview. GeoJournal 58(2):77–79. McCann, E., &
Ward, K. (eds) (2011) Mobile urbanism: Cities and policymaking in the global age

Author: K. Maclean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137397362

Category: Social Science

Page: 147

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Medellín, Colombia, used to be the most violent city on earth, but in recent years, allegedly thanks to its 'social urbanism' approach to regeneration, it has experienced a sharp decline in violence. The author explores the politics behind this decline and the complex transformations in terms of urban development policies in Medellín.

Southeastern Geographer

Mobile Urbanism would be a valuable resource for urban geographers and
urban planners interested in policy transfer. The case studies are diverse and of
a high quality. Some of them may serve as valuable teaching tools for upper-level

Author: David M. Cochran Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807872604

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Table of Contents for Volume 52, Number 3 (Fall 2012) Cover Art Co-producing Space Along the Sweetgrass Basket Makers' Highway in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Brian Grabbatin Introduction David M. Cochran, Jr. and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers Pet Ownership and the Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Evacuation Decisions Courtney N. Thompson, David M. Brommer, and Kathleen Sherman-Morris Salinity Assessment in Northeast Florida Bay Using Landsat TM Data Caiyun Zhang, Zhixiao Xie, Charles Roberts, Leonard Berry, and Ge Chen An Assessment of Human Vulnerability to Hazards in the US Coastal Northeast and mid-Atlantic Shivangi Prasad Black, White or Green?: The Confederate Battle Emblem and the 2001 Mississippi State Flag Referendum Jonathan I. Leib and Gerald R. Webster The Role of Landscape in the Distribution of Deer-Vehicle Collisions in South Mississippi Jacob J. McKee and David M. Cochran, Jr. Part II: Geographical Notes Dr. John J. Winberry, Jr. (1945–2012) Gregory J. Carbone Part III: Reviews Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields Rebecca R. Scott Reviewed by Sarah A. Watson Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age Eugene McCann and Kevin Ward, eds. Reviewed by Brian K. Blickenstaff

Urbanism on Track

Application of Tracking Technologies in Urbanism J. van Schaick, S.C. van der
Spek. Existing concepts aiming to ... Secondly, it describes a self—learning travel
guide for city tourists based on mobile phones and GPS. Lastly, it describes an ...

Author: J. van Schaick

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781607502951

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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Tracking technologies such as GPS, mobile phone tracing, video and RFID monitoring are rapidly becoming part of daily life. Technological progress offers huge possibilities for studying human activity patterns in time and space in new ways. Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) held an international expert meeting in early 2007 to investigate the current and future possibilities and limitations of the application of tracking technologies in urban design and spatial planning. This book is the result of that expert meeting. Urbanism on Track introduces the reader to the basics of tracking research and provides insight into its advantages above other research techniques. But it also shows the bottlenecks in gathering and processing data and applying research results to real-life problems. Urbanism on Track showcases tracking experiments in urban studies, planning and design – from pedestrian navigation in Austria to Danish field tests, from TU Delft's Spatial Metro project to MIT's Real Time Rome and last but not least the Sense of the City project realised in Eindhoven. Urbanism on Track discusses the relevance of tracking for policy making, the possibilities of a new cartography and the implementation of tracking technologies in urban design and planning. This makes Urbanism on Track a unique book, setting the agenda for the structural embedment of research using tracking technologies in urbanism.

Emergent Urbanism

Urban Planning & Design in Times of Structural and Systemic Change Assoc Prof
Tigran Haas, Dr Krister Olsson ... We are now in an age of mobile technologies
where our interaction with the city is in fact “beneath it all” but also literally in our ...

Author: Assoc Prof Tigran Haas

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472407467

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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In the last few decades, many European and American cities and towns experienced economic, social and spatial structural change. Strategies for urban regeneration include investments in infrastructures for production, consumption and communication, as well as marketing and branding measures, and urban design schemes. Bringing together leading academics from across a range of disciplines, including Douglas Kelbaugh, Ali Madanipour, Saskia Sassen, Gregory Ashworth, Nan Elin, Emily Talen, and many others, Emergent Urbanism identifies the specific issues dominating today’s urban planning and urban design discourse, arguing that urban planning and design not only results from deliberate planning and design measures, but how these combine with infrastructure planning, and derive from economic, social and spatial processes of structural change. Combining explorations from urban planning, urban theory, human geography, sociology, urban design and architecture, the volume provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview, highlighting the complexities of these interactions in space and place, process and design.

The City in the Muslim World

Mobile. urbanism. Tent. cities. in. medieval. travel. writing. Mohammad Gharipour
and Manu P. Sobti René Grousset's classic compendium entitled The Empire of
the Steppes (1970) describes how a complex series of events in Central Asia ...

Author: Mohammad Gharipour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317548218

Category: History

Page: 312

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Presenting a critical, yet innovative, perspective on the cultural interactions between the "East" and the "West", this book questions the role of travel in the production of knowledge and in the construction of the idea of the "Islamic city". This volume brings together authors from various disciplines, questioning the role of Western travel writing in the production of knowledge about the East, particularly focusing on the cities of the Muslim world. Instead of concentrating on a specific era, chapters span the Medieval and Modern eras in order to present the transformation of both the idea of the "Islamic city" and also the act of traveling and travel writing. Missions to the East, whether initiated by military, religious, economic, scientific, diplomatic or touristic purposes, resulted in a continuous construction, de-construction and re-construction of the "self" and the "other". Including travel accounts, which depicted cities, extending from Europe to Asia and from Africa to Arabia, chapters epitomize the construction of the "Orient" via textual or visual representations. By examining various tools of representation such as drawings, paintings, cartography, and photography in depicting the urban landscape in constant flux, the book emphasizes the role of the mobile individual in defining city space and producing urban culture. Scrutinising the role of travellers in producing the image of the world we know today, this book is recommended for researchers, scholars and students of Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Studies, Architecture and Urbanism.

Transnationalism and Urbanism

However, as Connell and Gibson (2003) argue, music is at once both static and '
fixed', and itinerant and fleeting. Musical knowledge has always been mobile
between cities, in particular through the physical movement of creative labor, ...

Author: Kathrin Wildner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415898638

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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The formation of transnational urban spaces is a relevant and challenging field of interdisciplinary research, which deserves much more debate in order to deepen our understanding of generating and restructuring urban spaces under conditions of contemporary globalisation processes. This edited collection reflects current studies on the relation of transnationalism and urbanism. Scholars from disciplines including Geography, Ethnography and Urban Planning discuss theoretical approaches, methodology and case studies on processes of the production of urban spaces through global economic value chains, socio-cultural practices, and political governance strategies. Cities are appropriate sites for an examination of the spatial dimension of transnationality because this is where global processes are concentrated, localized, transformed and materialize. In this context, urban space is not merely to be regarded as a setting for transnational practices, but as a constituent force of transnationalism in all its manifestations.

Handbook of Research on Urban Informatics The Practice and Promise of the Real Time City

This 'Participatory Urbanism' is achieved by embedding mobile phones with
sensors that can capture and share information about the urban environment. In
doing so the owner of the phone is similarly transformed, moving from a passive ...

Author: Foth, Marcus

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605661537

Category: Architecture

Page: 506

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"This book exposes research accounts which seek to convey an appreciation for local differences, for the empowerment of people and for the human-centred design of urban technology"--Provided by publisher.

306090 08

Modular Mobile Home This mobile home from 1996 consists of four parts: the
chassis; the functional unit, with all the facilities needed by the user such as
kitchen, heating, hot and cold running water, sleeping area and the like; the
cargo space ...

Author: Kjersti Monson

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568985223

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Now in its fourth year, this bi-annual journal gains more and more momentum with each new issue. Dedicated to addressing architectural issues from perspectives stretching across the theoretical spectrum, 306090 gives voice to young, up-and-coming architects, designers, and academics looking to push the envelope of architectural theory. Much of architectural theory and criticism evaluates a project's success based on how it engages the surrounding environment and how it operates formally and aesthetically. But there are other forces at play in architecture. 306090 08: Autonomous Urbanism focuses on how legislation, financing, politics, and other indirect influences affect architectural strategies. How do architects and urbanists generate design methods that are conscious of law, financing, politics, and the market? 306090 08 investigates different design strategies focused on harnessing these forces and utilizing them to a purposeful end.

Mobile Commons Migrant Digitalities and the Right to the City

... by the geographer Jamie Peck,who introduces theterm austerity urbanism: The
spoils of financialized economic growth never didtrickle own, as the advocates of
neoliberal governance always promised, butthe painof austerity certainly has.

Author: N. Trimikliniotis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137406910

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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This book examines the relationship between urban migrant movements, struggles and digitality which transforms public space and generates mobile commons. The authors explore heterogeneous digital forms in the context migration, border-crossing and transnational activism, displaying commonality patterns and inter-dependence.

Spatial Foundations of Urbanism

A comparison of the various service areas which Ullman ( 1943 ) delimited
around Mobile , Alabama with the breaking - points between Mobile and other
cities allows the measurement of reality against theory ( see fig . 4 . 6 ) . Only one
of the ...

Author: Dean S. Rugg

Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UOM:39015007222667

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 375

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The Mobile City

It is up to the field or urbanism self to take a closer look at the concept of the city
as a scale free network and its related rules . Many complex networks grow '
naturally ' or ' organically ' , that is without ( too much ) human intervention (
planning ...

Author: Remon Michel Rooij


ISBN: NWU:35556032753014

Category: City planning

Page: 278

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

In Mobile Urbanism: Cities and PolicyMaking in the Global Age, ed. E. McCann
and K. Ward. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 1–28. McKittrick, K.
(2006) Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies c33.indd 406 ...

Author: Nuala C. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118384435

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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**Named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available. A significantly revised new edition covering a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and tech, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies Edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition Traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research Provides an international perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially in Asia Features a thematic structure, with sections exploring topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility

Opportunistic Urbanism

Where street and public space bylaws are relaxed or missing , micro - economies
can flourish on the pavement . Here again , the physicality is fluent in its
representation of the mobile , the responsive ; all wheels , colour and signage .

Author: Diego Ramírez-Lovering

Publisher: RMIT Publishing

ISBN: 1921426047

Category: City planning

Page: 144

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"The work presented here is the result of an academic exchange undertaken in 2006 between the architecture program at RMIT University and Escuela Superior de Arquitectura in Guadalajara, Mexico. The book is the result of a process of urban interrogation, an attempt to make some sense of the activities that shape the city."--Preface.

Good Urbanism

... are developing and implementing important tools for creative engagement that
have been unleashed by interactive, ubiquitous mobile technologies (Scearce
2011, Leadbeater 2008, Onuma 2010). The From Good to Great Urbanism | 107.

Author: Nan Ellin

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610914475

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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We all have a natural nesting instinct—we know what makes a good place. And a consensus has developed among urban planners and designers about the essential components of healthy, prosperous communities. So why aren't these ideals being put into practice? In Good Urbanism, Nan Ellin identifies the obstacles to creating thriving environments, and presents a six-step process to overcome them: prospect, polish, propose, prototype, promote, present. She argues that we need to reach beyond conventional planning to cultivate good ideas and leverage the resources to realize them. Ellin illustrates the process withten exemplary projects, from Envision Utah to Open Space Seattle. Each case study shows how to pair vision with practicality, drawing on our best natural instincts and new planning tools. For planners, urban designers, community developers, and students of these fields, Ellin's innovative approach offers an inspired, yet concrete path to building good places.

Splintering Urbanism

... TECHNOLOGY INTO CONSUMPTION SPACES Of course, within the new
entertainment complexes of the city, huge efforts are also made to offer only the
most sophisticated information infrastructures to the affluent and mobile target
visitors ...

Author: Steve Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134656981

Category: History

Page: 512

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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.

Networked Urbanism

... 2003; Preteceille, 2006), segregation (see Atkinson in this volume), and more
generally 'the end of urbanism' (Rae, 2003), may entail significant shifts in the
social ... Respi that we thank. where we show that many of them are highly

Author: Mr Mike Savage

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409491293

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Despite considerable interest in social capital amongst urban policy makers and academics alike, there is currently little direct focus on its urban dimensions. In this volume leading urban researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, Australia, Italy and France explore the nature of social networks and the significance of voluntary associations for contemporary urban life. Networked Urbanism recognizes that there is currently a sense of crisis in the cohesion of the city which has led to public attempts to encourage networking and the fostering of 'social capital'. However, the contributors collectively demonstrate how new kinds of 'networked urbanism' associated with ghettoization, suburbanization and segregation have broken from the kind of textured urban communities that existed in the past. This has generated new forms of exclusionary social capital, which fail to significantly resolve the problems of poor residents, whilst strengthening the position of the advantaged. Grounded in theoretical reflection and empirical research, Networked Urbanism will be of interest to scholars and students of sociology, geography and urban studies, as well as to policy makers.