This workshop examined infrastructure as a site of urban politics, planning, and governance in a global context. Of special interest was how urban infrastructures are managed and experienced in the face of ecological, economic, and political uncertainty. Focusing on the creation of infrastructural connections and disconnections within and between cities, the discussion highlighted the materials, practices, and imaginaries that come together in pursuit of networked futures.
The Urban Uncertainty workshop series is an integral part of LSE Cities’ collaborative investigation into emerging ways of envisioning and governing the future of cities. Each session focuses on a different dimension of urban uncertainty, from health and housing to crime and climate, and brings together scholars from a handful of disciplines whose work converges on common themes.