The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries

edited by christoph lindner and Miriam Meissner (Routledge, forthcoming Oct 2018)

 

To what extent can eco-city imaginaries drive sustainable development? How do urban activist interventions - from Occupy Wall Street to the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement - revise global ideas about public space and democracy? Under what conditions can smart city plans also become visions of urban social equality and resilience in the face of uncertain environmental futures? Addressing these sorts of questions, this book examines examples of urban imaginaries across multiple media and geographies, spanning the fields of architecture, design, and art history; geography and planning; anthropology, history, and sociology; and literary, media, and cultural studies. 

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