Splintering Urbanism -Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition
Author: Stephen Graham, Simon Marvin
Illustrations : 77 line drawings, 22 b+w photos and 10 tables
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-45220-8
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-45220-2
No of pages : 512
eBook Price : $65.95
Originally Published : 21 Jun 2001
Splintering Urbanism presents a path-breaking analysis of the nature of the urban condition at the start of the new millennium. Adopting a global and interdisciplinary perspective, it reveals how new technologies and increasingly privatised systems of infrastructure provision - telecommunications, highways, urban streets, energy and water - are supporting the splintering of metropolitan areas across the world. The result is a new 'socio-technical' way of understanding contemporary urban change, which brings together discussions about:
* globalisation and the city
* the urban and social effects of new technology
* urban, architectural and social theory
* social polarisation, marginalisation and democratisation
* infrastructure, architecture and the built environment
* developed, developing and post-communist cities.
Splintering Urbanism brings together a broad range of international case studies, boxed examples, over 100 illustrations and a comprehensive glossary. These take the reader on global journeys encompassing finance districts in Tokyo and New York; e-commerce spaces in Jamaica and northern England; new media enclaves in San Francisco and London; logistics and airport cities in Asia and the United States; malls in Atlanta and Singapore; gated communities in Istanbul, São Paulo, Mumbai and Johannesburg; new highway spaces in Melbourne, Manila and Los Angeles; and network ghettoes in the United States, the United Kingdom and the developing world.