Extended Urbanisation: Tracing Planetary Struggles (Paperback)

Extended Urbanisation: Tracing Planetary Struggles By Christian Schmid (Editor), Milica Topalovic (Editor) Cover Image
By Christian Schmid (Editor), Milica Topalovic (Editor)
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Extended methods of analysis for urbanisation processes illustrated in eight world regions.

processes are unfolding far beyond the realm of agglomerations,
profoundly transforming agrarian areas, rain forests, deserts and
oceans. Inextricably bound to the earth's ecologies, these developments
are causing manifold planetary crises which require urgent scrutiny and
call for new conceptions and cartographies of the urban beyond-the-city.

detailed analysis and fieldwork captured in text, photographs and
hand-drawn maps, the book portrays the effects of extended urbanisation
in eight world regions. It offers a redefinition of the very notions of
the "city", "urban" and "urbanisation" and outlines new urban agendas
developed to address planetary challenges.

This book decenters the
perspective on the urban, foregrounds urban struggle, and transcends
rural-urban and north-south divides.

  • Fundamental book for urbanism studies
  • Redefinition of the terms "city", "urban" and "urbanisation"
  • Analysis of urbanisation processes in eight world regions

About the Author

Christian Schmid, professor of sociology, Department of Architecture, ETH ZurichMilica Topalovic, associate professor of architecture and territorial planning, Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
Product Details
ISBN: 9783035622973
ISBN-10: 3035622973
Publisher: Birkhauser
Publication Date: September 13th, 2023
Pages: 488
Language: English