Infrastructuring Urban Futures

Networks, Power, Transformation

Edited by Alan Wiig, Kevin Ward, Theresa Enright, Michael Hodson, Hamil Pearsall and Jonathan Silver

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529225624

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529225631

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

224 pages

ISBN

978-1529225648

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Focusing on material and social forms of infrastructure, this edited collection draws on rich empirical details from cities across the global North and South. The book asks the reader to think through the different ways in which infrastructure comes to be present in cities and its co-constitutive relationships with urban inhabitants and wider processes of urbanisation.

Considering the climate emergency, economic transformation, public health crises, and racialized inequality, the book argues that paying attention to infrastructures’ past, present and future allows us to understand and respond to the current urban condition.

Alan Wiig is an Associate Professor in the Urban Planning and Community Development Department at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Kevin Ward is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Manchester.

Theresa Enright is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.

Mike Hodson is a Professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester.

Hamil Pearsall is an Associate Professor in the Geography and Urban Studies Department at Temple University.

Jonathan Silver is a Senior Research Fellow at The Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield.

1. Introduction - Theresa Enright, Michael Hodson, Hamil Pearsall, Jonathan Silver, Kevin Ward and Alan Wiig

2. Infrastructure and the Tragedy of Development - Kafui Attoh

3. Temporalities of the Climate Crisis: Maintenance, Green Finance, and Racialized Austerity in New York City and Cape Town - Patrick Bigger and Nate Millington

4. Emerging Techno-ecologies of Energy: Examining Digital Interventions and Engagements with Urban Infrastructure - Andrés Luque-Ayala and Jonathan Rutherford

5. Infrastructural Reparations: Reimagining Reparative Justice in Haiti and Puerto Rico - Mimi Sheller

6. Making Shit Social: CSOs, Water Citizenship and the Infrastructural Commons - Mark Usher

7. More Than ‘Where You Do Football': Reconceptualising London’s Urban Green Spaces Through Green Infrastructure Planning - Meredith Whitten

8. Global Infrastructure and Urban Futures: London’s Transforming Royal Albert Dock - Alan Wiig and Jonathan Silver

9. Afterword 1: On Fetishes, Fragments, and Futures: Regionalizing Infrastructural Lives - Michael Glass, Jen Nelles, and Jean Paul Addie

10. Afterword 2: Incomplete Futures of Urban Infrastructure - Prince Guma