Seeing Like a City  


Seeing Like a City
Course Codes:  COMS 4311A
Professor:  David Jackson
Polity | December 12, 2016 | 216 pages
ISBN: 9780745664262

Seeing like a city means recognizing that cities are living things made up of a tangle of networks, built up from the agency of countless actors. Cities must not be considered as expressions of larger paradigms or sites of human effort and organization alone. Within their density, size and sprawl can be found a world of symbols, bodies, buildings, technologies and infrastructures. It is the machine-like combination, interaction and confrontation of these different elements that make a city.