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Urban Asymmetries: Studies and Projects on Neoliberal Urbanization

Kaminer, Tahl, Sohn, Heidi and Robles-Duran, Miguel Kaminer, Tahl, Sohn, Heidi and Robles-Duran, Miguel, eds. 2011. Urban Asymmetries: Studies and Projects on Neoliberal Urbanization. DSD Series, Rotterdam: 010 Uitgeverij.

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Abstract

The current global economic crisis provides an ideal backdrop for reviewing the dire consequences that neoliberal urban policies have had upon the city, and for discussing possible alternatives to market-driven development. In this context, Urban Asymmetries exposes the contradictions of uneven urban development, providing both a substantial critique of the current urban condition and a discussion of necessary counter practices, policies and strategies for designing in such environments. The book aims to disprove some of the prevailing disciplinary discourses in architecture and urbanism which see the city as a 'given' rather than as an evolving socio-historic phenomenon, and intends to challenge the ubiquitous understanding of architecture as devoid of any social transformative power. With contributions by David Harvey, Margit Meyer, Erik Swyngedouw, Arie Graafland and others.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: 010 Uitgeverij
ISBN: 978-90-6450-724-3
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 11:30
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/117069

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