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In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability (2011)


In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability

Edited by Douglas Young, Patricia Burke Wood and Roger Keil

ISBN 978-0-9865387-5-9

This book tells the story of Canada’s contemporary urbanization. Between the “glamour zones” of the “creative” inner (global) city economies on one end and the sprawling new regional economies on the other, we now have a new set of sociospatial arrangements that characterize the current period of urban expansion more than others. We call these in-between cities. These spaces now appear as the most dynamic and problematic forms of (sub)urbanization. They comprise the old post–World War II suburbs in particular but also the transitional zones between those suburbs and the exurban fringe. These remnant spaces of 20th century urbanization assemble a wild and often unexplainable mix of uses untypical for either the inner city or the classical suburb, they present landscapes of extreme spatial and social segregation. The book presents a focus on infrastructures in the in-between city and features original chapters by some of Canada’s leading urban thinkers as well as new voices in the debate.

Douglas Young, Patricia Burke Wood and Roger Keil teach urban studies at York University, Toronto, Canada.