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Redeploying Urban Infrastructure

The Politics of Urban Socio-Technical Futures

Authors: Rutherford, Jonathan

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  • Mobilises original grounded analysis of urban infrastructure politics in European cities
  • Explores urban futures through the lens of urban infrastructure
  • Introduces a novel conceptual framework for studying the vital role of infrastructure in the politics of urban transformation
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About this book

This book explores urban futures in the making, as seen through the lens of urban infrastructure. The book describes how socio-technical arrangements of energy and water provision are being recast in continuing efforts towards realising ‘sustainable’ transformation of cities. It critically investigates how infrastructure comes to matter by analyzing the shifting capacities and entanglements of diverse actors with these systems, the various means they use to envision, enact and contest changes, and the wide-ranging social and political implications of emerging infrastructure transitions. Drawing on original research into urban infrastructure debates and projects in Stockholm and Paris, the author develops a novel conceptual framework for studying and acknowledging the active, vital role of infrastructure in constituting a material politics of urban transformation. Straddling the latest theoretical insights and empirical investigation of urban planning practice and socio-technical engineering of systems and flows, Redeploying Urban Infrastructure forges new, timely reflections and perspectives which will be of interest to the growing multidisciplinary community of scholars investigating infrastructure and to academics and practitioners with a concern for understanding the wider politics of urban futures.

About the authors

Jonathan Rutherford holds a research post at LATTS (Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés), Université Paris Est and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France.

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“The book is particularly valuable for academics and practitioners who are working to change infrastructure systems to realise more sustainable cities. … The book is a valuable contribution to the study of urban infrastructure and highlights the messy contradictions and tensions of contemporary cities while providing suggestions for how these dynamics might be steered towards improved urban futures.” (Andrew Karvonen, Buildings & Cities, April 15, 2020)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: Redeploying Urban Infrastructure

    Pages 1-44

    Rutherford, Jonathan

  • Water Infrastructures, Suburban Living Spaces and Remaking Socio-Technical Configurations in Outer Stockholm

    Pages 45-70

    Rutherford, Jonathan

  • Engaging Urban Materialities of Low Carbon Transformation in the Green Capital of Europe

    Pages 71-97

    Rutherford, Jonathan

  • Active Infrastructures and the Spirit of Energy Transition in Paris

    Pages 99-121

    Rutherford, Jonathan

  • Infrastructure Integration and Eco-City Futures: Permeability and Politics of the Closed Loop of Hammarby Sjöstad

    Pages 123-155

    Rutherford, Jonathan

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eBook $44.99
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Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17886-4
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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Redeploying Urban Infrastructure
Book Subtitle
The Politics of Urban Socio-Technical Futures
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17887-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17887-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17886-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-17889-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 191
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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