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How are building types such as skyscrapers, mosques or living history museums imported, adapted and contested in different societies? Our urban landscapes are reshaped by the global circulation of models drawn from elsewhere. This collection examines how architectural ideas, social models and building forms circulate round the world.
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"Re-shaping Cities is a book that is very well plugged into current debates in the literature [and] provides an empirically rich, geographically diverse and historically aware study of a mobile urban" – Singapore Journal of Tropical GeographyAbout the Author:
Michael Guggenheim is Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Zürich. He has done research on environmental experts and is currently completing a research project on the history of the concept of change in the use of buildings and conversion practices.
Ola Söderström is Professor of Social and Cultural Geography at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. He has published widely on social and cultural dimensions of urban change and more specifically on visuality in urban planning, gentrification and urban globalisation.
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