Journal article

Critical Urban Infrastructure

W Steele, C Legacy

Urban Policy and Research | Routledge | Published : 2017


The infrastructure age is upon us. Or at least that is the impression given as the task to address growing pressures brought forth by urbanization, under investment of social and public forms of infrastructure (e.g. social housing and public transport) and growing spatial inequality mounts. Big infrastructure projects are variously spruiked on the political stage, serving as lightening rods for community aspirations and frustrations. However alongside the mega-project national economic and security critical infrastructure politics and bluster lies the everyday nature of infrastructure that weaves its way ubiquitously through time, space and place. This is the taken for granted infrastructure..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council Steele

Awarded by Australian Research Council Legacy

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council Steele [grant number DE120102428]; and Legacy [DE140100364].