Synopses & Reviews
This work offers 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.
"Splintering Urbanism" offers an international and interdisciplinary analysis of the complex interactions between infrastructure networks and urban spaces. Drawing on case studies and examples from across the globe, it offers a statement on the contemporary urban condition.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 432-462) and index.