(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Getting off the ground : on the politics of urban verticality

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Social and Political Sciences, Univ., Glasgow, ROYAUME-UNI


The article contends that critical urban research is characterized by horizontalism. It argues that the swathe of recent urban writings have neglected the vertical qualities of contemporary urbanization. The paper then elucidates three areas where vertically oriented research is emerging. These encompass : the links between Google Earth and urbanism ; the connections between social secession and ascension through buildings, walkways and personalized air travel ; and the links between verticalized surveillance and urban burrowing.


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in human geography / ISSN 0309-1325

Editor : Arnold, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no1 [pp. 72-92]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 6 fig.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1177/0309132512443147

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