Studies in Temporal Urbanism

The urbanTick Experiment

  • Fabian Neuhaus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-12
  2. urbanMachine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeff Kon-Chung Ho
      Pages 3-6
    3. Fabian Neuhaus
      Pages 7-20
  3. timeSpace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Fabian Neuhaus
      Pages 27-56
  4. bodySpace

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Sandra Abegglen
      Pages 59-64
    3. Fabian Neuhaus
      Pages 65-97
  5. urban Narrative

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Fabian Neuhaus
      Pages 105-138
  6. Location Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Fabian Neuhaus
      Pages 145-171
  7. Urban Diary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Fabian Neuhaus
      Pages 175-178
    3. Fabian Neuhaus
      Pages 179-208
  8. Review

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Luis Suárez
      Pages 211-213
    3. Fabian Neuhaus
      Pages 215-272
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 274-283

About this book


This book is very much about what the name urbanTick literally says, about the ticking of the urban, urban life as we experience it everyday on the bus, in the park or between buildings. It is about the big orchestrated mass migration of commuters, the seasonal blossoms of the trees along the walkway and the frequency of the stamping rubbish-eater-trucks. It is also about climate, infrastructure, opening hours, term times, parking meters, time tables, growing shadows and moon light. But most of all it is about how all this is experienced by citizens on a daily basis and how they navigate within this complex structure of patterns. The content of this book is based on the content of the urbanTick blog from 2008 to 2010. One year blogging about this topic brought together a large collection of different aspects and thoughts. It is not at all a conclusive view, the opposite might be the case, it is an exploratory work in progress, while trying to capture as many facets of the topic as possible.

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabian Neuhaus
    • 1
  1. 1., CASAUniversity College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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