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Jenny Pickerill

of what . . . is the – often unspoken – consensus’ (Laptop Mike, RTS). Such freedom and the dynamism it engenders are especially useful to environmentalists able to use the technology in creative and novel ways to capture attention. These opportunities are often short lived as internet innovations quickly become standard and thus lose their attraction for mainstream media coverage or as a hook with which to attract a curious public. FoE has been criticised by less centralised groups, such as EF! (UK) for being too hierarchical. Despite a network of regional

in Cyberprotest
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Urban presence and uncertain futures in African cities
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

translational research which it advocates. So there are two dimensions which we are suggesting in this volume might be constructively brought together through an alternative framing of urban life. One relates to how we locate the alternative ways of inhabiting the city that Simone and Pieterse describe. The other involves how we seek to capture not a universal vocabulary of city life but think instead creatively about how the experiences and tendencies of cities in Africa speak back to a global urban condition. The sense of critical distance is not a

in African cities and collaborative futures
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Urban transformation and public health in future cities
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

descriptive analysis of public health patterns. The relationship between such patterns and notions of causality is, however, more complicated when confronted by the foundational logic of complex systems theory that starts with the analytical definition of the city as a system of systems driving form and function in the contemporary metropolis. It demands a profoundly important synthesis of both the power of data modelling and the half-life limits of our ability to predict. Pete Allen, a theoretical physicist by background but also one of the most creative thinkers of the

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city