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ENVS 2200 FOUNDATIONS OF URBAN AND REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTS Roger Keil Lecture 19 – March 11, 2016 Sub Subu
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MAGGIE HELWIG, GIRLS FALL DOWN (2008) There were mornings when Alex turned on his radio with the thought, almost the assumption, that he would hear about a major terrorist attack in one of the central cities, London or Paris or Los Angeles. Somehow it was not a thought that brought any sense of fear with it, nothing much stronger than curiosity, and up to this point he had never actually been proved right. But it had been that way since what happened in New York; any daily routine, now, could contain this news. (S. 177)
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TRANSNATIONAL URBANIZATION Simultaneity Spatial contiguity
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DIFFERENCE AND UNIVERSALITY The historical distinctness of place, reinforced by national difference and regional path-dependencies, is increasingly qualified in light of overarching developments in economic, technological, political and ecological space which penetrate traditional separations of global capitalism s time-space matrix.
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GLOBALIZATION Has not made all places alike On the contrary: unprecedented unevenness and diversity among places No longer imperial or colonial dichotomies but newly thickened inter(connectivities) Multiplication of spatial relationships (Brenner; Mahon & Keil)
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TRANSNATIONAL URBANISM Not free from spatial constraints but rather conditioned by their variety and by their parameters
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NEW POLITICAL SPACES globalization ... has unleashed a rigorous restructuring of the rationale and spaces of formal politics mobilized around redrawn institutional boundaries and fixities, including scalar ones (Amin 2002: 396)
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TRANSNATIONAL URBANISM MP Smith: globalisation and transnationalism can be characterised as multidimensional discourses about complex connectivity and network forms of social organization transnational interconnectivity because it captured a sense of distanciated yet situated possibilities for constituting and reconstituting social relations
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TRANSNATIONAL URBANISM allows us to consider what it means to live in an interconnected,
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