A Revolutionary Reimagining Of The Cities We Live In, The Air Above Us, And What Goes On In The Earth Beneath Our Feet Today We Live In A World That Can No Longer Be Read As A Two Dimensional Map, But Must Now Be Understood As A Series Of Vertical Strata That Reach From The Satellites That Encircle Our Planet To The Tunnels Deep Within The Ground In Vertical, Stephen Graham Rewrites The City At Every Level How The Geography Of Inequality, Politics, And Identity Is Determined In Terms Of Above And Below Starting At The Edge Of Earth S Atmosphere And, In A Series Of Riveting Studies, Descending Through Each Layer, Graham Explores The World Of Drones, The City From The Viewpoint Of An Aerial Bomber, The Design Of Sidewalks And The Hidden Depths Of Underground Bunkers He Asks Why Was Dubai Built To Be Seen From Google Earth How Do The Super Rich In Sao Paulo Live In Their Penthouses Far Above The Street Why Do London Billionaires Build Vast Subterranean Basements And How Do The Technology Of Elevators And Subversive Urban Explorers Shape Life On The Surface And Subsurface Of The Earth Vertical Will Make You Look At The World Around You Anew This Is A Revolution In Understanding Your Place In The World.
Stephen Graham is an academic and author who researches cities and urban life He is Professor of Cities and Society at the Global Urban Research Unit and is based in Newcastle University s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Professor Graham has a background in Geography, Planning and the Sociology of Technology His research centres, in particular, on relations between cities, techn
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- 12 November 2018 Stephen Graham