About the Author
Stephen Graham is Professor of Cities and Society at Newcastle University's School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, UK. His research addresses the complex links between urban places and mobilities, infrastructures, militarization, surveillance, security and war. His books include Telecommunications and the City, Splintering Urbanism (both with Simon Marvin), Disrupted Cities: When infrastructures fail and Cities Under Siege: The new military urbanism. His next book, Vertical: The politics of up and down, is currently in preparation.Colin McFarlane is Reader in Urban Geography at Durham University, UK. His research focusss on the experience and politics of urban infrastructure, especially in relation to informal settlements. His recent research has focused on the politics of sanitation in informal settlements in Mumbai, India. His books include Learning the City: Knowledge and translocal assemblage, Urban Navigations: Politics, space and the city in South Asia (with Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria) and Urban Informalities: Reflections on the formal and informal (with Michael Waibel).