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Cities and urbanisation

A cross-cutting theme between CCHG and other research groups is the study of cities and urbanization with particular interest in infrastructure, landscape, and the human sensorium. Key books include Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift, Seeing like a city (Polity, 2017) and Matthew Gandy, The fabric of space: water, modernity, and the urban imagination (The MIT Press, 2014). There are connections here with wider debates on "lively infrastuctures", urban atmospheres, and the neo-vitalist turn marked by recent symposia hosted by the British Academy, the Urban Salon, and the Department of Geography.

Research projects

A listing of research projects will be available shortly.