Splintering Urbanism

Splintering Urbanism makes an international and interdisciplinary analysis of the complex interactions between infrastructure networks and urban spaces. It delivers a new and powerful way of understanding contemporary urban change, bringing together discussions some issues. At the same time, after I read Splintering Urbanism this article that really to help me understanding of this topic deeper than before.

About Splintering Urbanism, Stephen Graham and Simon Marvin to show as 6 parts:

The high-modern ideal of the ubiquitously networked city

Emergent urban configurations: “premium network spaces”

A new analytical prism: urban infrastructure, the technical and the social

The onset of splintered models of urban development

The city as an organizer of logistical processes

Limits of premium networked infrastructures and possibilities for progressive splintered urbanism

According to the article that Splintering Urbanism want show a city that have high quality services and premium network spaces. The development of different city depends on specific regarding regional characteristic.Different city have different position. Splintering Urbanism is special define to smart city. However, , less profitable areas would be left behind. There has an example: about China’s Speculative Urbanism and the Built Environment. This example tells us: with the rapid growth of China, China’s urbanism has displayed what Michael Goldman refers to as ‘speculative urbanism’. In China, speculation emerges on various fronts. However, the whole country is lopsided. One the one hand, some cities has already become an international city, such as Beijing, Shanghai. One the other hand, some cities maybe still stay in last century. In the end of the article, the author asked:” What will be the implication of speculative urbanism for the future of Chinese cities and their built environment? ” We need consider what is splintered urbanism meaning.






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