Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context (Hardback)
  • Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context (Hardback)
zoom

Infrastructural Lives: Urban Infrastructure in Context (Hardback)

(editor), (editor)
£130.00
Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 15/10/2014
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Infrastructural Lives is the first book to describe the everyday experience and politics of urban infrastructures. It focuses on a range of infrastructures in both the global South and North. The book examines how day-to-day experience and perception of infrastructure provides a new and powerful lens to view urban sustainability, politics, economics, cultures and ecologies. An interdisciplinary group of leading and emerging urban researchers examine critical questions about urban infrastructure in different global contexts.

The chapters address water, sanitation, and waste politics in Mumbai, Kampala and Tyneside, analyse the use of infrastructure in the dispossession of Palestinian communities, explore the pacification of Rio's favelas in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, describe how people's bodies and lives effectively operate as `infrastructure' in many major cities, and also explores tentative experiments with low-carbon infrastructures.

These diverse cases and perspectives are connected by a shared sense of infrastructure not just as a `thing', a `system', or an `output,' but as a complex social and technological process that enables - or disables - particular kinds of action in the city. Infrastructural Lives is crucial reading for academics, researchers, students and practitioners in urban studies globally.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415748513
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"the book is thought-provoking and generates further questions and ideas in the reader's mind about what infrastructures mean and how they intersect with urban lives. For this reason, Infrastructural Lives is an inspirational and highly relevant publication for scholars interested in studying infrastructures through the lens of everyday urbanism, contingency and uncertainty." - Sobia Ahmad Kaker, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK

You may also be interested in...

Blackpool's Seaside Heritage
Added to basket
A New Kind of Bleak
Added to basket
Smart Cities
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A History of Future Cities
Added to basket
Real Estate Concepts
Added to basket
Aerotropolis
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Town and Country Planning in the UK
Added to basket
A History of Future Cities
Added to basket
Hungry City
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Urban Revolution
Added to basket
Urban Acupuncture
Added to basket
£13.99
Hardback
Future Cities: All That Matters
Added to basket
Redrawing Dublin
Added to basket
£28.00
Hardback
Walkable City
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Cities of Tomorrow
Added to basket
£29.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.