Upcoming Event: Screening of Vertical Horizons and Panel Discussion, Saturday, November 5th, 1-5pm — Critical Legal Thinking

Birkbeck Cinema, Gordon Square Free, but please register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-shard-financing-space-and-life-tickets-37535516741 The Shard: the spectacle of financing space and life The city landscape has always been marked by networks of buildings, monuments, statues, ‘heterotopias’, and so forth, through which the possibilities of how the city was to be occupied and used were constantly woven and developed. …… […]

Shannon Mattern, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media – now out with UMP

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Shannon Mattern, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media – now out with University of Minnesota Press. A breathtaking tour through thousands of years of urban life and its attendant technologies, rewriting the history of our cities Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our…

Mother of the Megacities. Broadcast on BBC in 1993.Synopsis: The… — Cairobserver

Mother of the Megacities. Broadcast on BBC in 1993.Synopsis: The problems facing the world’s largest cities are often seen as hopeless, yet in Cairo there is no homelessness, the crime rate is low and development continues within traditional cultural boundaries. Asks if other cities could learn from Cairo’s success, as more that half the world’s population… […]