Social Impact Design
Urban Humanities


Published: March 10, 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-1107169241

The Urbanism of Exception: The Dynamics of Global City Building in the Twenty-First Century

Global urbanism has increasingly taken shape as vast, distended city-regions, where urbanizing landscapes are increasingly fragmented into discontinuous assemblages of enclosed enclaves characterized by global connectivity and concentrated wealth, on the one side, and distressed zones of neglect and impoverishment, on the other. These emergent patterns of what might be called enclave urbanism have gone hand-in-hand with the new modes of urban governance, where the crystallization of privatized regulatory regimes has effectively shielded wealthy enclaves from public oversight and interference.


Martin Murray