Wider than Metropolis – new city form

Last week new winds has shaken urbanism theory. Widely known urban geographer Edward W. Soja presented ‘The End of the Metropolis Era‘. Following Ed Wall’s overview I give more personal reflections on the lecture. Firstly, we should understand processes shaping the city. City is an agglomeration of people, who shear expenses, and being in close proximity cause catalytic conditions for technological innovations, cultural creativity and … Continue reading Wider than Metropolis – new city form

“99% of urbanists don’t see it” :: Edward W. Soja

Last night Edward W. Soja gave a lecture at the University of Greenwich on The End of the Metropolis Era. Speaking to over a hundred students, staff, guests, friends and alumni from Greenwich, Soja set out an argument for new forms of regional urbanism. In the two hour lecture Soja discussed the “urbanization of suburbia” and claimed that we should recognise that we are already going through a process of regional urbanization – … Continue reading “99% of urbanists don’t see it” :: Edward W. Soja