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  1. Library Guide 1 item
    1. LibGuides - Geography - University of Exeter 2018

      Webpage 

  2. Core Texts 2 items
    1. The Blackwell City Reader - Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson 2010

      Book 

  3. PART 1: THEORISING THE URBAN FUTURE 27 items
    1. Week 1 - Introduction: Key Themes in Urban Futures Research 22 items
      1. Key Reading: Key Themes in Urban Futures Research 2 items
      2. Suggested Reading: Key Themes in Urban Futures Research 4 items
        1. Global Cities and Urban Theory - Donald McNeill 2016

          Book  Please read chapters 4 and 6

      3. Key Reading: Urban Public Space 3 items
        1. The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs 1965 (1974 printing)

          Book  Please read Introduction and chapter 2. Copy also available at 307.760973 JAC |

      4. Follow up the above reading with - 1 item
      5. Suggested Reading: Urban Public Space 12 items
        1. Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places - Sharon Zukin 2010

          Book 

    2. Week 2: Doing Things With Urban Theory 5 items
      1. Key Reading: Doing Things With Urban Theory 1 item
      2. Suggested Reading: Doing Things With Urban Theory 4 items
  4. PART 2: EMERGENT URBAN ISSUES 59 items
    1. Week 3: What Kind of Problem is a CIty? 4 items
      1. Key Reading: What Kind of Problem is a City? 1 item
      2. Suggested Reading: What Kind of a Problem is a City? 3 items
        1. 'Forum: Resilience & Design' [in] Resilience - Robert Cowley, Clive Barnett, Tania Katzschner, Nathaniel Tkacz 02/01/2018

          Article  Please read 'Planning as Design in the Wicked City' by Clive Barnett (pages 12-16)

        2. Defining the Urban: Interdisciplinary and Professional Perspectives - Deljana Ioosifova, Christopher Doll, Alexandros Gasparatos 2017

          Book 

    2. Week 4: Eco-Urban Futures 15 items
      1. Key Reading: Eco-Urban Futures 2 items
      2. Recommended Reading: Eco-Urban Futures 13 items
        1. Eco-Cities and the Transition to Low Carbon Economies - Frederico Caprotti 2015

          Book  Please read chapters 2 or 3 for case studies of eco-cities

        2. The New Blackwell Companion to the City - Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson

          Book  Please read chapter 10 (Part 1)

        3. Liberalism 2.0 and the Rise of China: Global Crisis, Innovation and Urban Mobility - David Tyfield 2018 (electronic resource)

          Book  Please read chapter 9 'Introduction'

    3. Week 5: Cities in the Global South 8 items
      1. Key Reading: Cities in the Global South 1 item
        1. The New Blackwell Companion to the City - Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson (eds) 2011

          Book  Please read Part V Chapter 46 'Traveling Theory' (pages 521-531) and Chapter 47 'Race, Class & Inequality...' (pages 532-546)

      2. Suggested Reading: Cities in the Global South 7 items
        1. Planetary Gentrification - Loretta Lees, Hyun Bang Shin, Ernesto López-Morales 2016

          Book  Please read chapter 6 'Slum Gentrification'

        2. Ordinary Cities: Between Modernity and Development - Jennifer Robinson 2006

          Book 

    4. Week 6: Smart Urban Futures 16 items
      1. Key Reading: Smart Urban Futures 1 item
        1. Smart Cities: A Spatialised Intelligence - Antoine Picon, Wiley InterScience (Online service) 2015

          Book  Please read Introduction and Chapter 1

      2. Recommended Reading: Smart Urban Futures 15 items
        1. Inventing Future Cities - Michael Batty 2018

          Book 

        2. Geopolitics of the Knowledge-Based Society - Sami Moisio 2018

          Book  Please read pages 129-152 for a broader discussion on the knowledge economy and its role in cities, including smart cities.

        3. The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life - Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel 2016 (electronic resource)

          Book  Please read chapters 4 & 5

        4. 'Smart Cities as Corporate Storytelling' [in] City - Ola Söderström, Till Paasche, Francisco Klauser 2014

          Article 

    5. Week 7: The Chinese City 16 items
      1. Key Reading: The Chinese City 2 items
        1. Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong - Gordon Mathews 2011 (electronic resource)

          Book  Please read chapter 1 (pages 6-56)

        2. Urban China - Xuefei Ren 2013

          Book  Please read chapter 1 (pages 1-31)

      2. Recommended Reading: The Chinese City 14 items
        1. The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global Marketplace - Gordon Mathews, Linessa Dan Lin, Yang Yang 2017

          Book  Read any chapter

  5. PART 3: PUTTING URBAN FUTURES INTO CONTEXT 18 items
    1. Week 9: Envisioning the Urban Future - Urban Imaginations of Utopia & Dystopia 12 items
      1. Key Reading: Envisioning the Urban Future - Urban Imaginations of Utopia & Dystopia 1 item
      2. Recommended Reading: Envisioning the Urban Future - Urban Imaginations of Utopia & Dystopia 11 items
        1. The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries 2018

          Book  Please read Chapter 11 'Authoritarianism & the Transparent City' (pages 137-146)

        2. Dead Cities - Mike Davis 2002

          Book  Please read the Preface & one or more chapters of your choice

        3. Invented Edens: Techno-Cities of the Twentieth Century - Robert Hugh Kargon, Arthur P. Molella c2008 (electronic resource)

          Book  Please read chapter 4, and chapters 5-7 if you have time

        4. In addition, we would ecourage you to read widely into the non-academic texts that have been prominent in treating topics connected with envisioning the urban future. Some key novels and non-fiction books we recommend are below -

        5. The Drowned World - J. G. Ballard 1999

          Book  A classic novel set in an Earth submerged by the ocean during a time of rapid climate change

        6. Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino 1997

          Book  A highly imaginative set of visions of the city past, contemporary and future. Also copies available at 858.9/CAL-3 (1974)

        7. The Machine Stops and Other Stories - E. M. Forster, Rod Mengham 1997

          Book  A short story focusing on a future world of technologically interconnected cities and individually atomised urban citizens: even though the book was written in 1909, can you spot the rather prescient references to social media and the internet?

        8. New York 2140 - Kim Stanley Robinson, Dan Green, Robin Miles, Peter Ganim

          Book 

        9. We - Yevgeny Zamyatin 2015 (The Unabridged Original 1924 Edition)

          Book  A dystopian view of a future urban civilisation ruled by a single state. This remains one of the most powerful fictional critiques of socialism and communism: this book was the first banned in the Soviet Union, and Zamyatin was eventually exiled as a result.

    2. Week 10: Interplanetary Urbanism 6 items
      1. Key Reading: Interplanetary Urbanism 2 items
        1. 'Geographies of Outer Space: Progress and New Opportunities' [in] Progress in Human Geography - Oliver Dunnett, Andrew S. Maclaren, Julie Klinger, K. Maria D. Lane 2017

          Article 

      2. Recommended Reading: Interplanetary Urbanism 4 items
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