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Ordinary urbanism - neither trap nor tableaux

Jayne, Mark 2013. Ordinary urbanism - neither trap nor tableaux. Environment and Planning A 45 (10) , pp. 2305-2313. 10.1068/a46135

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Abstract

This paper responds to Richard G Smith's review of ordinary city writing which he describes as ‘a trap for progressive international urbanism’. I focus on questioning how and why Smith develops his ‘critique of a critique’. More specifically, I consider the ways that Smith defines the boundaries of both the ordinary cities literature and the world/global cities writing that he pits against each other. Discussing genealogy and influence I offer a more optimistic but not uncritical view of role of ordinary city thinking in advancing critical urbanism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0308-518X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:20
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/93569

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