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Uncertainty and urban life

Zeiderman, Austin and Kaker, Sobia Ahmad and Silver, Jonathan David and Wood, Astrid (2015) Uncertainty and urban life. Public Culture, 27 (2). pp. 281-304. ISSN 0899-2363

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Abstract

This essay examines the influence of uncertainty on how contemporary cities are planned, built, governed, and inhabited. This influence is demonstrated through the analysis of various domains of urban planning and governance (disaster, security, energy, and transportation) across four cities of the global South (Bogotá, Karachi, Accra, and Johannesburg). In each city, uncertainty is produced by historical conditions and productive of future possibilities.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://publicculture.org/
Additional Information: © 2015 Duke University Press
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Identification Number: 10.1215/08992363-2841868
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 15:37
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2016 13:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57609

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