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The case of community initiatives promoting cycling and walking in São Paulo and London
Tim Schwanen and Denver V. Nixon

in the neoliberalised city, often through prefigurative politics (Yates, 2015 ). Moreover, walking and cycling are, on balance, the most just forms of everyday urban mobility. Even if both are increasingly co-opted by entrepreneurial and speculative urban regeneration efforts, restrictions on access to them and their imprints on cities (air pollution, greenhouse gases, noise, congestion, differentiation between haves and have-nots, evictions and displacement) tend to be considerably lower for them than for public transport and private automobiles. The remainder

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
The case for practice theory
Matthew Hanchard

Situationist 156 Stitching memories movements (Rasmussen, 2004); and second, through theoretical critique of the power relations between map content and spatial knowledge(s). On the latter, key moments include Harley and Woodward’s History of Cartography (Andrews, 2001) – a massively ambitious (and on-going) project, intended to redress subaltern dynamics within map representation (Harley, 1987). In drawing on Harley’s combination of post-structuralism, semiotics and social constructionism, the project sought to critique knowledge-politics in map representation (1988a

in Time for mapping
The deep mapping projects of Tim Robinson’s art and writings, 1969–72
Nessa Cronin

the reader to slow down, and to 55 56 Nessa Cronin engage with his ‘decelerated practice of walking the fields of Inishmore’.24 The danger seems to be that with speed, one can slip off the surface and lose one’s foothold and grip on the world all too easily.25 This interpretation of Robinson is later included and framed within a larger context in The Expanding World: Towards a Politics of Microspection, which argues for the need (ecologically and politically) for an in-depth analysis and understanding of the local in terms of reframing our relationship with

in Unfolding Irish landscapes
Young people in migrant worker families in Ireland
Naomi Tyrrell

in Ireland has received attention in political circles and in the popular press due to a number of ‘moral panics’ concerning children’s education and socialisation (Ní Laoire et al., 2009) and, more recently, the economic recession. In times of economic uncertainty, immigration often is perceived as a threat and of concern to society. Recent research by Spencer, Ruhs, Anderson and Rogaly (2007) in a UK context suggests that migrant workers who migrate with children are more likely to intend to remain living in their host country, specifically because they are more

in Spacing Ireland
100 years of Ireland in National Geographic magazine
Patrick J. Duffy

making damask, fine nylon, Dacron and other synthetic fabrics, along with new industrial estates and advance factories primed for a whole range of foreign investment. However, ominously, Harland and Wolff ’s shipbuilding had laid off half its 20,000 workforce, and the unbalanced political representation in the province was a cause for concern: nationalists ‘remain aloof. Most go to their own parochial schools; most favor [sic] reunification with southern Ireland, which the British Protestant community in Ulster vehemently opposes’ (Conly, August 1964: 267). The Aran

in Spacing Ireland
Reinventing depression among Rio de Janeiro urban dwellers
Leandro David Wenceslau and Francisco Ortega

social determinants involved in engendering this urban landscape of suffering, and the local responses to these difficulties within public health services. ‘Hill’ and ‘asphalt’ in Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, with more than 6 million inhabitants. The city has experienced varying fortunes in recent years, from hosting international mega-events such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics to being one of the main victims of the political disputes that since 2014 have created a serious economic crisis in Brazil

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
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Mapping times
Alex Gekker, Sam Hind, Sybille Lammes, Chris Perkins, and Clancy Wilmott

political and social positions, but interestingly temporality was only rarely explored by critical thinkers focusing on mapping. Further, radical rethinking of space-time and time-space from the position of animating the construct (see Merriman, 2011) underplays the implications of digital mapping for temporality: a point we return to in the conclusion to this chapter. For the moment though, it is safe to argue that few attempts have been made to resolve the paradoxes of this spatio-temporal dualism from the perspective of the digital aspect of digital maps. As previously

in Time for mapping
Stavros Stavrides

the changes in housing struggles, the character of the housing movements involved and the political history of Brazil. A crucial turning point in the history is the rise of PT to power in the São Paulo municipality (1989). The new administration of Luiz Erundina and the new head of the Housing and Urban Development Department, Professor Erminia Maricato, actually established a housing program based on self-managed cooperative production (Arantes 2004: 194), a local state-supported mutirão program, one might say. Different forms and levels of negotiation of housing

in Common spaces of urban emancipation
Stuart Hodkinson

1 Privatisation and the death of public housing In the emotional aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, some commentators from across the political spectrum were quick to paint the disaster as the ultimate failure of post-war public housing rather than a result of decades of neoliberal policies promoting private greed over safety. Simon Jenkins of the Guardian saw in Grenfell a salutary reminder of the more general failure of high-rise housing: ‘How many times should we say it? Don’t build residential towers…. They are antisocial, high

in Safe as houses
Stuart Hodkinson

financially penalise their PFI partners is heavily constrained by financial, informational and political barriers. The teams are usually made up of just two or three officers, supported periodically by an external consultant. Such an expansive role for so few people means that the council’s contract monitoring approach is mainly superficial, with very specific investigations from time to time. As Lambeth’s designated PFI contractor performance monitoring officer told MFN residents in June 2013: I don’t monitor the contract. I don’t monitor the KPIs.… The contractor monitors

in Safe as houses