Category Archives: Urban design

Paul Chatterton – Unlocking Sustainable Cities: A Manifesto for Real Change

Paul Chatterton, Unlocking Sustainable Cities: A Manifesto for Real Change, forthcoming with Pluto this month. This book is a manifesto for real urban change. Today, our urban areas are held back by corporate greed, loss of public space and rising … Continue reading

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[Re]Form: New Investigations in Urban Form (video)

Recordings of a recent multidisciplinary symposium on urbanization at Harvard GSD, including amongst others papers by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Colin McFarlane and Kees Christiaanse. There is an interesting exchange between Aureli and Neil Brenner at the end of panel 1, … Continue reading

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Back to the blog

It has been almost six months since the last post on this blog  —  I had not realized that it had reached over 1,000 followers during this period, thank you all for reading! Besides the typically frantic teaching and management … Continue reading

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‘Martin Wagner in America’ | Out in Planning Perspectives

The final version of my article ‘Martin Wagner in America: planning and the political economy of capitalist urbanization’ has been published in Planning Perspectives (this alternative link provides temporary free access to the full paper). This is part of the … Continue reading

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Landscape struggles, environmental hegemonies and the politics of urban design

In a previous post I announced the publication of a new article about Central Park in Environment and Planning D, this time focusing on the governmental and strategic role of the park’s schemein the context of local struggles to consolidate … Continue reading

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Modernism and the Right to the City | Talk at DO.CO.MO.MO Conference

Next week I will be giving a keynote speech at the DO.CO.MO.MO. Conference (Iberian section) in San Sebastián. My talk is entitled ‘Modernism and the Right to the City’, which will strike many as contradictory, since Lefebvre’s notion synthesized his … Continue reading

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Gramsci and Foucault in Central Park | New article in Society and Space

My latest article, ‘Gramsci and Foucault in Central Park: Environmental hegemonies, pedagogical spaces and integral state formations’, is now available online on the early view webpage of Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (requires subscription). The piece draws on … Continue reading

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