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Uncertainty and Urban Life

Kaker, S.A.; Zeiderrman, A.; Silver, J. and Wood, A.. 2016. Uncertainty and Urban Life. Public Culture, 27(2), pp. 389-413. ISSN 0899-2363 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This essay examines the influence of uncertainty on how contemporary cities are planned, built, governed, and inhabited. This influence is demonstrated through the analysis of various domains of urban planning and governance (disaster, security, energy, and transportation) across four cities of the global South (Bogotá, Karachi, Accra, and Johannesburg). In each city, uncertainty is produced by historical conditions and productive of future possibilities.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-3427499

Keywords:

Cities, Governance, Uncertainty, Insecurity

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
10 January 2015Accepted
2016Published

Item ID:

21851

Date Deposited:

01 Nov 2017 11:29

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 16:13

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21851

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