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Graham and marvin splintering urbanism

Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities, and the Urban Condition


Routledge, London and New York



Analyzing the relationship between systems of infrastructure and urban space, this interdisciplinary book provides a critical look at the ways in which electricity, water, roads, telecommunications, and their regulation shape cities. The first half of the book traces the historical framework of public infrastructure, looking at the physical developments and related standardization of services that were formative to the modern city. The latter half follows the contemporary shift from publicly owned networks to an increasingly complex infrastructural landscape fragmented by privatization and public-private partnerships. Case studies in Singapore, Jakarta, Mumbai, and elsewhere support the analysis.

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