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BLDGBLOG: Just-in-Case Informatics
a company called Orbital Insight is now tracking "the shadows cast by half-finished Chinese buildings" as a possible indicator for where the country's economy might be headed.
architecture  cities  future  money 
november 2014 by warrenellis
'Designing the Post-Political City and the Insurgent Polis': A Recorded Presentation by Erik Swyngedouw
"Swyngedouw points to a climate of global consensus that has become pervasive over the past twenty years, effectively suppressing dissent and excluding most people from governance. He explains this consensus as limited to a select group (e.g., elite politicians, business leaders, NGOs, experts from a variety of fields) and perpetuated through "empty signifiers" like the sustainable/creative/world-class city. He argues that this consensus serves a "post-political" neoliberal order in which governments fail to address citizens' most basic needs in order to subsidize the financial sector and take on grandiose projects designed to attract global capital."
cities  pol  social  money 
june 2011 by warrenellis

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