“Géographie et infrastructures de la transition urbaine” is a new course in the BSc in Geosciences and Environment at the University of Lausanne. It will start today. Here is a description of the course.
The reasons why China is building islands in the South China Sea.
To know what infrastructure we need to build, we need to have an idea of what kind of world we want to live in.
Joel H. Moser’s (*) discussion of Trump’s ‘Infrastructure Week’ and misconseptions on what IF is and does for society that are commonly present in politics and public debates today. This five infrastructural myths are discussed in his Washington Post article:
1. New infrastructure projects would reduce unemployment.
2. Regulations kill infrastructure projects.
3. Private investment leads to infrastructure projects.
4. Infrastructure spending will spur growth.
5. We know what infrastructure we need.
(*) “Joel H. Moser is the founder and CEO of Aquamarine Investment Partners, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.” (see article)
When there’s a lack of techniques, when by chance a strike or breakdown deprives us of a means of communication or transport, everyone learns, walking and talking, that the social world is indeed flat, that it has to be composed piece by piece, staircase by staircase, concierge by concierge.
— Bruno Latour & Emilie Hermant