The End of the Metropolis Era: Edward W. Soja, Open Lecture at the University of Greenwich

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On Monday 18 November, 6:00pm, Edward W. Soja, one of the world’s leading urban geographers, will be speaking at the University of Greenwich, Maritime Campus, King William Building, KW315.

Urban restructuring over the past thirty years has been leading to a sea change in the very nature of the urbanization process. Signs of this change were recognized long ago in such terms as edge cities, outer cities, peripheral urbanization, boomburbs and metroburbia. But few realized what was happening represented the end of the modern metropolis, the urbanization of suburbia, and the emergence of a very new urban form and way of life. This shift is what is behind such new terms as regional urbanization, city regions, regional cities, megacity regions, megaregions, and such notions as the urbanization of the world and planetary urbanism. The lecture will provide detailed look at the regional urbanization process as it develops at several different scales.

Edward W. Soja is Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) of Urban Planning at UCLA. Author of Postmodern Geographies (1989; new Verso edition). Thirdspace (1996), Postmetropolis (2000), Seeking Spatial Justice (2010) and most recently My Los Angeles, forthcoming 2014 from University of California Press.

The lecture is at 6:00pm, Monday 18 November 2013, at the University of Greenwich, Maritime Campus, King William Building, KW315. The lecture is open to the public and no reservations are required.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Seating is limited and entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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One response to “The End of the Metropolis Era: Edward W. Soja, Open Lecture at the University of Greenwich

  1. Pingback: “99% of urbanists don’t see it” :: Edward W. Soja | the landscape·

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