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The "Urban Age" in Question
Journal Title: ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI 
Author/s: Neil Brenner, Christian Schmid 
Year:  2017 Issue: 120 Language: Italian 
Pages:  36 Pg. 13-48 FullText PDF:  821 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ASUR2017-120002
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The urban age thesis has become a form of doxic common sense. This article argues that, despite its long history and its increasingly widespread influence, this idea is a flawed basis on which to conceptualize world urbanization patterns: it is empirically untenable and theoretically incoherent. After criticizing the conundrums of measuring the world’s urban population, the article outlines a series of methodological perspectives for an alternative understanding of the contemporary global urban condition.
Keywords: Urban age; urbanization; critical urban theory; planetary urbanization; spatial ideology.

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Neil Brenner, Christian Schmid, The "Urban Age" in Question in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 120/2017, pp. 13-48, DOI:10.3280/ASUR2017-120002

   

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