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Towards a critique of cybernetic urbanism: The smart city and the society of control
The smart city has become a hegemonic notion of urban governance, transforming and supplanting planning. The first part of this article reviews current critiques of this notion. Scholars presentExpand
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Interventions on design and political geography
Abstract This intervention seeks to focus political geographic attention on design as a form of governing emergent futures in the urbanized world of the Anthropocene. Recent decades have seen designExpand
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Don't Plan! The Use of the Notion of ‘Culture’ in Transforming Obsolete Industrial Space
How is the notion of ‘culture’ understood and used in planning the transformation ofobsolete industrial space? This article analyses the evidence from a current planningproject in Suvilahti,Expand
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Greyness and colour desires: the chromatic politics of the panelák in late-socialist and post-socialist Czechoslovakia
The article investigates the function of colour and greyness in relation to housing estates and panel buildings [paneláks] in Czechoslovakia. While the significance of chromatic symbolism toExpand
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Introduction: The Participatory Turn in Urbanism
This issue of Footprint examines the recent participatory turn in urban planning and urban design. It discusses the co-opting of participatory processes by planning departments, the systematicExpand
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Industrial architecture and negativity: the aesthetics of architecture in the works of Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Smithson and Bernd and Hilla Becher
The modernist idea of monumentality derived its inspiration from the imagery of late-nineteenth century industrial structures. In the 1960s, this monumentality and modernist 'total design' wasExpand
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The Participatory Turn in Urbanism
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Obsolete industrial space in the expanded field
On ‘the urbanism of nothing’
The following informal discussion by e‐mail arose in the process of discussing the issue title for 15.1. It began from a sense, frequently explored in City, that urbanism, at the same time as ‘theExpand