(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Ordinary urbanism—neither trap nor tableaux : a response to Richard G Smith

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JAYNE M. (1) ;
(1) School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI


This paper responds to Richard G Smith’s review of ordinary city writing which he describes as ‘a trap for progressive international urbanism’. It focusses on questioning how and why Smith develops his ‘critique of a critique’. More specifically, it considers the ways that Smith defines the boundaries of both the ordinary cities literature and the world/global cities writing that he pits against each other. Discussing genealogy and influence offers a more optimistic but not uncritical view of role of ordinary city thinking in advancing critical urbanism


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no10 [pp. 2305-2313]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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