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Steve Graham's book Vertical published in Turkey, Korea and Taiwan

Steve Graham's book Vertical published in Turkey, Korea and Taiwan

25 November 2020

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:

  •  Vertical aspects of cities and urban life
  •  Links between cities, technology and infrastructure
  •  Urban aspects of surveillance
  •  The mediation of urban life by digital technologies; and 
  •  Links between security, militarisation and urban life.


From sewers and drones to penthouses and sewers -- the political geography of the vertical city...Vertical is a brilliant re-imagining of the world we live in. Today we live in a world that can no longer be read as a two-dimensional map. In Vertical Stephen Graham rewrites the city at every level, calling for a a new understanding of our surroundings that takes into account above and below: why Dubai has been built to be seen from GoogleEarth; how the superrich in Sao Paulo live their penthouse lives far from the street; why London billionaires build vast subterranean basements rather than move house