"Urban" World?

This video, produced by UTL researcher Daniel Ibañez, offers a visual narrative of major metageographical visions of the city, the urban and the world that animate contemporary discussion of world urbanization.  In particular, the video explores several major approaches to conceptualizing the world as a space of urbanization:  1) global city networks; 2) spiky world; 3) urban age world; 4) world Ecumenopolis; and 4) planetary urbanization.  The video is intended to provoke discussion and debate regarding the changing spatialities of urbanization under contemporary conditions.