Following recent events across the globe, it is no surprise that reviewers of David Harvey’s Rebel Cities continue to easily locate the book in its contemporary context and commend its undeniable relevance. Writing in the Financial Times, Edwin Heathcote states that this latest work produced by Harvey, whom he hails as having always been “a consistent and intelligent voice on the left,” could not be better timed:
In the past couple of years the squares and streets of the city have re- emerged in the most dramatic manner imaginable as a forum for public protest. From Cairo to Athens, from Madrid’s “Indignados” to America’s Occupy Wall Street movement and right up to the recently removed protesters outside St Paul’s Cathedral in London, urban centres all over the world have resonated with the chants of those who feel economically and politically disempowered.
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Owen Hatherley visits Euston station with Gavin Stamp for BBC Radio 4's "Front Row" show. Presenter John Wilson meets
Two architectural historians who have written new books about change, destruction and reinvention in the urban landscape. Owen Hatherley's A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain laments much of the recent public building projects of the last two decade; Gavin Stamp's Lost Victorian Britain is a self-explanatory title.