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Special issue 7 | 2015

Editor's notes

Title: City-making in the age of the Society of the Spectacle

Editors: Laurent Matthey and Christophe Mager.

Abstract:This issue will attempt to reframe the contemporary transformations of urban planning within a critical perspective, in particular the point where a practice which consists of producing a grand progressive narrative (the urban planning narrative) turns into a machine producing stories (storytelling and fictional urban planning), subject to the double constraint of the idea of “less is more” and the new methods of public management and administration. All in all, the aim is to develop a critical analysis of the new methods of producing cities.

The special issue will be published in June 2015.

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