Learning the City: Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage

Learning the City: Knowledge and Translocal Assemblage

Author(s): Colin McFarlane

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011 10:38AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405192828

Online ISBN: 9781444343434

DOI: 10.1002/9781444343434

About this Book

Learning the City: Translocal Assemblage and Urban Politics critically examines the relationship between knowledge, learning, and urban politics, arguing both for the centrality of learning for political strategies and developing a progressive international urbanism.  

  • Presents a distinct approach to conceptualising the city through the lens of urban learning
  • Integrates fieldwork conducted in Mumbai's informal settlements with debates on urban policy, political economy, and development
  • Considers how knowledge and learning are conceived and created in cities
  • Addresses the way knowledge travels and opportunities for learning about urbanism between North and South

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