chapter  5
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Twenty-First Century Urbanism

The author explores, "Identity, Place and Responsibility", and "A Politics of Place Beyond Place", respectively, and he intend to rely heavily on this work as he constructs his own approach to an urbanism appropriate to the twenty-first century. Now, he should make clear that this approach of Doreen Massey's is not entirely novel; nor is it entirely new. First, the author attempts to fill in the political side of this equation before filling in the philosophical angle. And he also attempts to combine them into a twenty-first century version of urbanism. First, the author need to qualify the following by an apologia: within such a brief exegesis, there is no conceivable way to do justice to the complex of arguments needed to justify the transformation of ontology, metaphysics, and phenomenology required to satisfy the demands of transversal urbanism.