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This article interrogates the political economy of Dubai's Jebel Ali Port, ranked among the top ten container ports internationally by traffic, and its operating conglomerate, Dubai Ports World (DP World). The article aims to situate trade infrastructure in the production of Dubai's economic geography as a sea–air...
Global Urban Policymaking in Africa: A View from Angola Through the Redevelopment of the Bay of Luanda
A burgeoning literature looks into the processes and actors involved in the adoption and emulation of best practices and models of urban policy and development across the globe, often with the aim of attracting investment and making cities more competitive. With its focus on leisure, tourism and global capital, the...
Engineering Cities: Mediating Materialities, Infrastructural Imaginaries and Shifting Regimes of Urban Expertise
This symposium opens up new critical insights and analytical perspectives into the relationships between power, politics, materiality and urban engineering. In so doing it demonstrates the central role of engineers in the production and negotiation of everyday life in the city. In contrast to the technocratic exercise...
Detail from an image of the Rio operations centre, COR, which brings the city’s 30 departments and private suppliers into a single control room (photo by David Levene © Guardian News & Media Ltd, 2018)
Detail from an image of the Bay of Luanda, featuring dwellings on the fringes of the redevelopment (photo © Ngoi Salucombo, 2015)
‘Spaghetti Pipes’, detail from an image of water supply infrastructure in Mumbai (photo © Lisa Björkman, March 2009)