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The bridge, the fund and insurance in Dar es Salaam
Irmelin Joelsson

in an extensive political planning strategy, given that the city could now access by road a part of town that was relatively little developed, where once the utopian ‘Kigamboni New City’ (Lindell et al., 2016 ; Møldrup Wolff, forthcoming ) plans were rolled out, and where the largest oil terminal in the country sat. The bridge is, in the long run, supposed to connect to a large-scale roads initiative that would take much of the cargo from the harbour over the bridge (instead of through the city) and flow from the city to the regions and the neighbouring land

in African cities and collaborative futures
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Becky Alexis-Martin

will record future changes to both climate and warfare. It remains to be seen if the hibakujumoku ginkgoes will outlive the city. In a burgeoning age of ethnonationalism and political extremism, they serve to remind us of the very real risks and possibilities of our human age. 266

in Manchester
Art and the temporalities of geomedia
Gavin MacDonald

”’ rather than its wholeness as a ‘natural’ image’ of an object (Dorrian, 2013: 299). Unlike Wood, Dorrian sees 146 Stitching memories a significant ­difference between the cloud-swirled blue marbles of the Apollo photographs and the cloudless, eternal day of mosaicked satellite imagery; he argues that these patchwork worlds are a new kind of political map where differing resolutions and image upload frequencies speak more of Western political, security and economic interests, wherever they may lie, than they do of the bounded territories of nation-states. Regardless

in Time for mapping
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Back to the future
Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins, and Clancy Wilmott

places as against spaces. Places, in these stitchings, become holders for memory, moments or rhythms, that might be recombined in a reflective story of mapping with particular and unique resonances. To look at these kinds of practices through a temporal lens does not so much obliterate spatiality, but instead alters the analysis beyond modern conceptions, shifting to a more hybrid understanding of tempo-spatial translations. There is nothing inevitable about flow, and rich place-based analyses are needed to explore how the politics of placeholding emerges in a

in Time for mapping
Jenny Pickerill

Ronfeldt (1998) have conceptualised the growing use by political actors of CMC as being part of a ‘social netwar’. They describe how actors can use CMC to target important nodes in networks (such as governments or multinationals) with a strength beyond their numerical capacity and initiate information campaigns, or ‘hacktivism’, to highlight their Electronic tactics and alternative media 119 causes. In response, they argue that CMC facilitates those who organise non-hierarchically, and thus in order to be prepared for information warfare they urge governments to adapt

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

a case for the importance of consideration of the legacies of history and geography in shaping urban futures, it also raises the question of whether South African urbanisms should be seen as particular to or shared in common with the rest of the continent. However, as the well-regarded political economist and postcolonial historian Mahmood Mamdani has argued in his award-winning book Citizen and subject , ‘there is a historical specificity to the mode of rule on the African continent’ (Mamdani, 1996 : 294). The city plays a generic role in

in African cities and collaborative futures
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Why gardening has limited success growing inclusive communities
Hannah Pitt

-​Tanaka and Krasny, 2004), allowing projects to secure public funding. But community-​focused strategies have been criticised as inadequate solutions to poverty and inequality, micro-​scale action on macro-​injustices. If global political-​economic processes cause injustice, situating solutions at the community level cannot address its roots in state and capitalism (Amin, 2005). If community action has limited impact on problems not caused by community-​level processes, gardens may also have limited effects on injustice. Critical perspectives on urban gardens question their

in Urban gardening and the struggle for social and spatial justice
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Manchester: seeing like a city
Paul Dobraszczyk and Sarah Butler

progressive urban region: a radical reshaping that faces the more negative aspects of Manchester and transforms its long-standing – even foundational – social divisions. A place to start – and where this book begins and ends – is to simply see the city for what it really is, and not flinch from what we encounter. We invite you to see Manchester more in the whole, encompassing places far away from and often in stark contrast to the glittering shopping districts and towering luxury apartments at its centre. This counters the general tendency in British politics to isolate and

in Manchester
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Marcos P. Dias

’ ( 2007 : ix). Bogost co-founded a game development practice called Persuasive Games that produced several video games that fit under his definition of procedural rhetoric. For example in Fatworld , a video game that explores the politics of nutrition, the player has ‘to construct menus and recipes, decide what to eat and what to avoid, exercise (or not), and run a restaurant business to serve the rest of [their] town’ (Persuasive Games, 2020 ). The aim to generate deliberation is clearly stated in the description of the goals of the game: ‘The game’s goal is not to

in The machinic city
Luiz Eduardo Soares

and a political science of the institutional architecture of the Brazilian state. It describes in self-effacing and vivid detail his own attempts to engage, mediate, mitigate and even at times address and solve the complex system of everyday complicities between the state, its institutions and the agents of violence on both sides of the law. He describes movingly the times in which the logic of a poorly designed state architecture and the deep histories of exclusion, polarisation and racism have led to a rationally logical complicity between municipal corruption

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city