Global Urbanism is an experimental examination of how urban scholars and activists make sense of, and act upon, the foundational relationship between the ‘global’ and the ‘urban’.

What does it mean to say that we live in a global-urban moment, and what are its implications? Refusing all-encompassing answers, the book grounds this question, exploring the plurality of understandings, definitions, and ways of researching global urbanism through the lenses of varied contributors from different parts of the world. The contributors explore what global urbanism means to them, in their context, from the ground and the struggles upon which they are working and living. The book argues for an incremental, fragile and in-the-making emancipatory urban thinking. The contributions provide the resources to help make sense of what global urbanism is in its varieties, what’s at stake in it, how to research it, and what needs to change for more progressive urban futures. It provides a heterodox set of approaches and theorisations to probe and provoke rather than aiming to draw a line under a complex, changing and profoundly contested set of global-urban processes.

Global Urbanism is primarily intended for scholars and graduate students in geography, sociology, planning, anthropology and the field of urban studies, for whom it will provide an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current thinking across the range of disciplines and practices which converge in the study of urbanism.

Chapter 36 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429259593

part I|13 pages


chapter 1|11 pages

Navigating the global urban

ByMichele Lancione, Colin McFarlane

part II|90 pages

Rethinking global urbanisms

chapter 2|8 pages

Thinking urban grammars

ByAsh Amin

chapter 3|9 pages

Decentering global urbanism

ByAnanya Roy

chapter 4|15 pages

Hinterlands of the Capitalocene

ByNeil Brenner, Nikos Katsikis

chapter 5|7 pages

Making space for queer desire in global urbanism

ByGavin Brown, Dhiren Borisa

chapter 6|6 pages

Seeing like an Italian city

Questioning global urbanism from an “in-between space” in Turin
ByFrancesca Governa

chapter 8|9 pages

Globalizing postsocialist urbanism

ByLiviu Chelcea, Slavomíra Ferenčuhová, Gruia Bădescu

chapter 9|8 pages

Beyond the noosphere? Northern England’s ‘left behind’ urbanism

ByJohn Flint, Ryan Powell

chapter 10|8 pages

Footnote urbanism

The missing East in (not so) global urbanism
ByMartin Müller

chapter 11|9 pages

Comparative urbanism and global urban studies

Theorising the urban
ByJennifer Robinson

part III|86 pages

Everyday global urbanisms

chapter 12|9 pages

Global urbanism inside/out

Thinking through Jakarta
ByHelga Leitner, Eric Sheppard

chapter 13|8 pages

Tiwa’s morning

ByGrace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Linda Peake

chapter 14|7 pages

“Out there, over the hills, on the other side of the tracks”

A horizon of the global urban
ByAbdouMaliq Simone

chapter 15|9 pages

Constructing the South-East Asian ascent

Global vertical urbanisms of brick and sand
ByWilliam Jamieson, Katherine Brickell, Nithya Natarajan, Laurie Parsons

chapter 16|8 pages

Nairobi city, streets and stories

Young lives stay in place while going global through digital stages
ByTatiana Thieme

chapter 17|8 pages

Rethinking global urbanism from a ‘fripe’ marketplace in Tunis

ByKatharina Grüneisl

chapter 18|10 pages

Liminal spaces and resistance in Mexico City

Towards an everyday global urbanism
ByAlicia Lindón

chapter 19|10 pages

Death and the city

Necrological notes from Kinshasa
ByFilip De Boeck

chapter 20|7 pages

Pathways toward a dialectical urbanism

Thinking with the contingencies of crisis, care and capitalism
BySuraya Scheba

chapter 21|8 pages

Global self-urbanism

Self-organisation amidst regulatory crisis and uneven urban citizenship
ByFrancesco Chiodelli, Margherita Grazioli

part IV|100 pages

Governing global urbanisms

chapter 22|10 pages

Unlocking political potentialities

ByEdgar Pieterse

chapter 23|8 pages

Climate changed urbanism?

ByHarriet Bulkeley, Laura Tozer, Emma Lecavalier

chapter 24|8 pages

The global urban condition and politics of thermal metabolics

The chilling prospect of killer heat
BySimon Marvin

chapter 26|8 pages

Global cities and the bioeconomy of health innovation

ByDonald McNeill

chapter 27|8 pages

Hacking the urban code

Notes on durational imagination in city-making
BySwati Chattopadhyay

chapter 28|8 pages

Global urbanism

Urban governance innovation in/for a world of cities
ByPauline McGuirk

chapter 29|8 pages

Corridor urbanism

ByJonathan Silver

chapter 30|8 pages

Beyond-the-network urbanism

Everyday infrastructures in states of mutation
ByYaffa Truelove

chapter 31|9 pages

Still construction and already ruin

ByMariana Cavalcanti

chapter 32|8 pages

The migration of spaces

Monumental urbanism beyond materiality
ByMorten Nielsen

chapter 33|7 pages

Land as situated spatio-histories

A dialogue with global urbanism
ByWing-Shing Tang, Solomon Benjamin

part V|52 pages

Contesting global urbanism

chapter 36|11 pages

Urban struggles and theorising from Eastern European cities

ByAna Vilenica, Ioana Florea, Veda Popovici, Zsuzsi Pósfai
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chapter 37|8 pages

Planning, community spaces and youth urban futures

ByVictoria Okoye, Yussif Larry Aminu

chapter 38|8 pages

A counter-dominant global urbanism?

Experiments from Lebanon
ByMona Harb

chapter 39|10 pages

Living in the city beyond housing

Urbanism of the commons
ByBelen Desmaison