Podcast 1: Matthew Gandy


We are delighted to launch our podcast series through a dialogue with Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography at University College London.  Matthew Gandy is an urbanist who writes about cities, landscape and nature.  He is the author of, among many other works, Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City (MIT Press, 2002) and The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity and the Urban Imagination (MIT Press 2014), as well as a number of highly influential articles in the field of critical urban political ecology. In this conversation, we discuss his work on urban metabolism, cyborg urbanization and urban political ecology, as well as his recent engagement with urban wastelands and the question of urban biodiversity.

Publications related to this podcast:
- Matthew Gandy (2013) Marginalia: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Urban Wastelands, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 103:6, 1301-1316
- Matthew Gandy (2005), Cyborg Urbanization: Complexity and Monstrosity in the Contemporary City. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 29: 26–49.

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