Planetary Models

Ross Exo Adams

When we use planetary models models to speak about the urban and urbanization, it is not only the entire world that risks getting reduced to data, but the means by which we are then able to inquire about this space-process is relegated to whatever can trade as information.

As each planetary model articulates its view of the urban as a planetary problem, their responses naturally lend themselves to mechanisms of intervention that resemble (if not call for directly) global governance structures of ever vaster scales.