Category Archives: City

Municipalist syndicalism: organizing the new working class

By adopting a municipalist agenda, the labor movements of the new working class have the power to democratize not just the union, but also the city itself. A municipalist revolution is impossible without the support and cooperation of labor unions. … Continue reading

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Modeling Cities and Regions as Complex Systems

Cities and regions grow (or occasionally decline), and continuously transform themselves as they do so. This book describes the theory and practice of modeling the spatial dynamics of urban growth and transformation. As cities are complex, adaptive, self-organizing systems, the … Continue reading

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Social Networks, Settlement Scaling and Increasing Returns

A key property of modern cities is increasing returns to scale—the finding that many socioeconomic outputs increase more rapidly than their population size. Recent theoretical work proposes that this phenomenon is the result of general network effects typical of human … Continue reading

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Where Poetry Meets City Planning: The French Art Of Urban Renewal

Last year a group of architects who call themselves YA+K opened a space on the edges of the special planning district that is meant to serve as an incubator.  Like them, an increasing number of artists are using the city … Continue reading

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Universidade e Metrópole: que projeto queremos?

Ao contestarem mudança de campus, professores da UFMG reabrem debate indispensável sobre cidades brasileiras e instituições das quais se espera reflexão, inconformismo e alternativas. Qual o atual papel da universidade pública na transformação das cidades brasileiras e na proposição de … Continue reading

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Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

Long before the Occupy movement, modern cities had already become the central sites of revolutionary politics, where the deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Consequently, cities have been the subject of much utopian thinking. But … Continue reading

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