Towards a new vocbualary of urbanisation: bypass urbanism

Lecture Week 10 5/10/16 by Christian Schmidt (Zurich)

“extended globalisation is the explosion of urbanisation”

Planetary Urbanisation:

  • the urban as process
  • concentrated and extended urbanisation
  • urbanisation has become planetary
  • variegated patterns and pathways of urbanisation

What does it mean to be urbanised? – Henri  Lefebvre

  • material production – spatial practices
  • production of knowledge – territorual regulation
  • production of meaning – lived space and everyday life


Further References:

  • Brenner, Neil, “Implosions/Explosions: Towards a study of plantary urbanisation”
  • Robinson, Jennifer, “Ordinary City”

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