Journal article

Urban studies after the age of the city

Lauren Rickards, Brendan Gleeson, Mark Boyle, Cian O'Callaghan

URBAN STUDIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

For some time now, the field of urban studies has been attempting to figure the urban whilst cognisant of the fact that the city exists as a highly problematic category of analysis. In this virtual special issue, we draw together some examples of what we call urban concepts under stress; concepts which appear to be reaching the limits of their capacity to render knowable a world characterised by the death of the city and the ascent of multi-scalar de-territorialisations and re-territorialisations. We organise the papers selected for inclusion into three bundles dealing respectively with complex urban systems, the hinterland problematic and governing cities in the age of flows. The phenomenon..

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