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The Social Fabric of the Networked City

1st Edition

Edited by Géraldine Pflieger, Luca Pattaroni, Christophe Jemelin, Vincent Kaufmann


244 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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This book is constructed around the work of Manuel Castells on the space of places, the space of flows and the networked city. Following an introduction by Castells in which he sets out the theoretical and empirical framework to be followed, the book will feature nine original contributions focusing on the transformation of the fabric of the networked city in terms of policies and social practices. The articles will touch on a range of areas, such as architecture, local public action including its sociohistorical transformation, and mobility practices which create tensions between places and flows.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: New perspectives on urban forms, power and experiences Géraldine Pflieger, Luca Pattaroni, Christophe Jemelin, Vincent Kaufmann Part I. Urban technologies, power and experiences: a theoretical framework 2. The Networked City Manuel Castells 3. Architecture and Reflexivity Jean-Louis Genard Part II. Mobility and accessibility: new planning practices and challenges 4. Mobility pioneers in Germany: New patterns of (im)mobility in an age of second modernity Sven Kesselring 5. Spatial patterns and social inequality in Switzerland – modern or post-modern? Max Bergman and Katharina Manderscheid Part III: The modern urban planning ideal 6. Atypical Haussman boulevards in the 19th century: the non-standardized development of the Rue des Pyrénées project Agnès Sander 7. "Villes nouvelles" and political infrastructures in France: a 1960s sociological viewpoint Vincent Guigueno Part IV. New articulations between flows and places 8. Expertise for the neighbourhood – neighbourhood against expertise: case study of the Berne West Tramway Fritz Sager 9. An airport in its environment: non-territorialization or re-territorialization? Guillaume Faburel 10. Conclusion: Reshaping Cities Géraldine Pflieger, Luca Pattaroni, Jerôme Chenal, Vincent Kaufmann

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography