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Circulation and Urbanization is a timely and powerful retheorization both of the “urban” and of processes of urbanization, artfully marking out the complex and often elusive historical entanglements of spatial orders, forms of management, technologies of political power, legal frameworks, economic relations, and infrastructures of circulation as they emerged in the 19th century. Taking as a starting point Ildefonso Cerdá’s
Adams shatters conventional urban thought to reveal (and revel in) the circulatory logics at the heart of urbanization. A truly eye-opening book.
Urbanists of the world: rethink your most basic assumptions! In this path-breaking intervention, Ross Exo Adams reveals that “cities” are only one dimension of the urban problematique. His wide-ranging explorations radically destabilize contemporary urban ideologies. They also produce a strikingly original perspective on the historicity and present situation of cities, urbanization, infrastructure, territory and design. This is essential reading for anyone concerned to understand and shape the worlds of urbanization we have inherited from earlier roun