ENV 782b/ARCH 4216/INRL 514a/arch 341 () / 2023-2024

Globalization Space: International Infrastructure and Extrastatecraft

Credits: 3

Spring 2024: Tu,Th, 10:30-11:20, TBA

Infrastructure space as a primary medium of change in global polity. Networks of trade, energy, communication, transportation, spatial products, finance, management, and labor, as well as new strains of political opportunity that reside within their spatial disposition. Case studies include free zones and automated ports around the world, satellite urbanism in South Asia, high-speed rail in Japan and the Middle East, agripoles in southern Spain, fiber optic submarine cable in East Africa, spatial products of tourism in North Korea, and management platforms of the International Organization for Standardization.