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Critical urban theory

Brenner, Neil

Critique of Urbanization

Selected Essays

Series:Bauwelt Fundamente 156


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    December 2016
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    • Important contribution to the current discourse on urban theory

    • Renowned author from the GSD, Harvard University

    Aims and Scope

    Urbanization is transforming the planet, within and beyond cities, at all spatial scales. In this book, Neil Brenner mobilizes the tools of critical urban theory to deconstruct some of the dominant urban discourses of our time, which naturalize, and thus depoliticize, the enclosures, exclusions, injustices and irrationalities of neoliberal urbanism. In so doing, Brenner advocates a constant reinvention of the framing categories, methods and assumptions of critical urban theory in relation to the rapidly mutating geographies of capitalist urbanization. Only a theory that is dynamic—which is constantly being transformed in relation to the restlessly evolving social worlds and territorial landscapes it aspires to grasp—can be a genuinely critical theory.


    296 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Students, teachers and researchers in the field of urbanism

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    Prof. Neil Brenner, Graduate School of Design, Havard University

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