The politics of governing cities, infrastructures and resource flows: Spaces of reproduction or reconfiguration?
Hodson, M and Marvin, S 2011, 'The politics of governing cities, infrastructures and resource flows: Spaces of reproduction or reconfiguration?' , Geographica Helvetica (2) , pp. 702-714.Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
This paper develops a theoretical and conceptual understanding of the role of space and politics in governing relationships between cities, critical energy, water, waste and transportation infrastructures and resource flows. It presents a view of cities as dynamic, experimental social spaces underpinned by infrastructural unevenness with variable provision of and access to resource flows. An emerging set of new pressures to the ways in which cities, infrastructure and resource flows are organised under conditions of neo-liberal urbanism is reviewed. The paper then reflects theoretically and conceptually on the ways in which these pressures can be appropriated in terms of the re-organisation of city, networked infrastructure and resource flows as predicated on tensions between transformative reconfiguration and obduracy from historically produced social and institutional coalitions.
|Themes:||Built and Human Environment|
|Schools:||Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Geographica Helvetica|
|Publisher:||Geographisch-ethnographischen Gesellschaft Zurich|
|Depositing User:||Users 29196 not found.|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jun 2012 06:19|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 01:20|
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