Villages and Urbanization

Stringer, B. 2017. Villages and Urbanization. Architecture and Culture. 5 (1), pp. 5-20. doi:10.1080/20507828.2017.1299435

TitleVillages and Urbanization
AuthorsStringer, B.
Abstract

In this article comments by politician Boris Johnson and economist Edward Glaeser exemplify narratives of global urbanization that portray rural villages as redundant and perpetuate outdated notions of urban–rural division. Simultaneously, traditional urban–rural dialectics are distorted by divisive new urban projects like gated communities styled as villages. This paper argues for development models that acknowledge the vital environmental and economic roles played by rural villages, and opposes artificially created “villages” in cities. In so doing, alternative readings of rurality and villages by Rem Koolhaas, Brazilian land reformers, Mahatma Gandhi, and critics of contemporary Indian literature and urbanism are considered.

JournalArchitecture and Culture
Journal citation5 (1), pp. 5-20
ISSN2050-7828
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscriptVillages and Urbanization.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/20507828.2017.1299435
Publication dates
Published online05 May 2017
Published05 May 2017

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