Dec 12, 2013
A new book surveying the theoretical foundations and methodological orientations for our work in the Urban Theory Lab has now been published: Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization (Berlin: Jovis, 2013). The book is now available for purchase in the United Kingdom and Europe and will be released in North America in early Spring 2014. A book launch event was held in London in December 2013 following Neil Brenner’s Centenary Lecture at UCL. We are grateful to Jovis Verlag and the Building Centre Bookshop in London for organizing this celebratory event.
Sep 04, 2014
UTL researchers Daniel Ibañez and Nikos Katsikis launched their recent volume, New Geographies 06: 'Grounding Metabolism', at the Loeb Library, Harvard GSD. This book aims to trace synthetic routes to design through a more elaborate understanding of the relation between concepts of urban metabolism and the formal, physical, and material engraving of metabolic processes across scales. The book is now available for purchase through Harvard University Press and popular vendors.
Apr 11, 2015
Daniel Ibañez and Nikos Katsikis, UTL Doctoral Researchers, presented their book, New Geographies 6: Grounding Metabolism, at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco. During their visit to the West Coast, they also contributed to a “flash symposium” on urban metabolism which was co-organized by the Urban Works Agency and the California College of the Arts (CCA) as part of the San Francisco Market Street Prototyping Festival. This event took place on San Francisco’s Market Street and included short talks by Christopher Roach and Neeraj Bathia (Urban Works Agency/CCA), Irene Cheng (CCA) and David Fletcher (CCA).
May 20, 2015
An earlier volume co-edited by Neil Brenner, Margit Mayer and Peter Marcuse, Cities for People, not for Profit (Routledge 2011) has been newly published in a Turkish edition by Sel Publishing in Istanbul. We are grateful to the publisher, Bilge Sanci, for supporting this project.
Sep 30, 2015
UTL researcher Ali Fard, in collaboration with our colleague, GSD DDes candidate Taraneh Meshkani, recently launched their new co-edited volume, New Geographies 07: Geographies of Information, in a lively gathering at the Loeb Library, Harvard GSD. Continuing the long tradition of cutting-edge research at the intersection between geography and design in the ongoing New Geographies project, this volume aims to explore and elaborate the spatial grounding of contemporary information and communication networks. It argues, in particular, that new information and communications technologies (ICTs) exert a critical influence on the ongoing process of urbanization, in a wide range of settings and across multiple spatial scales. The contributors to the volume examine the forms, imprints, places, and territories of ICTs through spatially grounded and nuanced investigations of diverse conditions in both advanced and emerging economies. The volume is now available for purchase through Harvard University Press and popular vendors