Built Leviathans: Deciphering Urban Change throughout the Neoliberal Decades
Planum. The Journal of Urbanism
54 - 60 p.
First lines: The collection of studies published by Routledge (PMJ17) and the special section of the RSA journal Territory, Politics, Governance (PMJ16), both edited by Pinson and Morel Journel, jointly aim to analyse how the scientific literature on cities has dealt with neoliberalism and the neoliberalisation process. On one side, neoliberal urbanism is an epochal turning point, a new model for cities’ development. The global urbanism of new cities in emergent countries – like Masdar, Songdo, Gurgaon (Sidewalk Toronto as a proxy) – is seemingly its herald. The spreading mantra of entrepreneurialism, competitiveness and smartness seems tangibly embodied by these new models.