The Global Infrastructure Turn and Urban Practice

Dodson, J 2017, 'The Global Infrastructure Turn and Urban Practice', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 87-92.


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Title The Global Infrastructure Turn and Urban Practice
Author(s) Dodson, J
Year 2017
Journal name Urban Policy and Research
Volume number 35
Issue number 1
Start page 87
End page 92
Total pages 6
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper assesses the emergence of a global 'infrastructure turn' and its implications for urban scholarship. The global infrastructure turn involves the emergence of a coordinated effort to stimulated infrastructure development at the national and global level via an array of international frameworks. The key elements of this shift are described and explanations are presented, which are founded in the working out of contradictions within global capitalist urbanization. The need for urbanists to attend to the global infrastructure turn is emphasised, and a set of elements to which attention must be given-discourse, technical practices and politics-is described. The paper concludes by arguing for greater attention to the global infrastructure turn by urban scholars.
Subject Land Use and Environmental Planning
Keyword(s) Global infrastructure turn
globalisation
infrastructure
methodology
politics
urban planning
urbanization
DOI - identifier 10.1080/08111146.2017.1284036
Copyright notice © 2017 Editorial Board, Urban Policy and Research.
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