Maroš Krivý, “Cells and Cities: The Neo-vitalist Impulse in Contemporary Urbanism,” Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, 11 (2018), 22–39.

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This essay critically examines the phenomenon of neo-vitalist urbanism. It focuses on the intersections between biomimetic and urban design; surveys the biological metaphors that, over the past half a century, inspired urbanists, architects and architectural theorists, and draws attention to the political limits of thinking cities in biological terms.