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The SAGE Handbook of the 21st Century City focuses on the dynamics and disruptions of the contemporary city in relation to capricious processes of global urbanisation, mutation and resistance. An international range of scholars engage with emerging urban conditions and inequalities in experimental ways, speaking to new ideas of what constitutes the urban, highlighting empirical explorations and expanding on contributions to policy and design. The handbook is organised around nine key themes, through which familiar analytic categories of race, gender and class, as well as binaries such as the urban/rural, are readdressed. These thematic sections together capture the volatile processes and intricacies of urbanisation that reveal the turbulent nature of our early twenty-first century: Hierarchy: Elites and Evictions Productivity: Over-investment and Abandonment Authority: Governance and Mobilisations Volatility: Disruption and Adaptation Conflict: Vulnerability and Insurgency Provisionality: Infrastructure and Incrementalism Mobility: Re-bordering and De-bordering Civility: Contestation and Encounter Design: Speculation and Imagination This is a provocative, inter-disciplinary handbook for all academics and researchers interested in contemporary urban studies.

Endangered City: Security and Citizenship in Bogotá
Endangered City: Security and Citizenship in Bogot
Austin Zeiderman

Urbanization is increasingly understood as a planetary process, and as a result the ‘city’ is being called into question – both as the epistemological frame for urban analysis and as the normative space for political claims (Brenner and Schmid 2015).1 The field of urban studies is currently preoccupied with what Henri Lefebvre called the ‘planetarization of the urban’ (2014: 205), and in particular with its implications for his own notion of the ‘right to the city.’ To paraphrase a number of recent commentators: If the city can no longer be thought of as a territorially bounded type of human settlement, then what sense does it ...

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