Kevin Grove, Maroš Krivý, Lauren Rickards, Gabriele Schliwa, Stephen J Collier, Savannah Cox, Matthew Gandy, “Interventions on Design and Political Geography,” Political Geography 74 (2019).

Urban and political geographers might consider design critically, not as architectural follies of entrepreneurial urbanization, but as a mandate to make the governing of urban futures contingent on “complexity” rather than democratic dispute. To think the urban in terms of environmental design is to seek to overcome the crisis of democratic legitimacy by internalizing its causes.

(from my contribution titled “Designing Urban Futures?”)