Stephen J. Collier, James Christopher Mizes, and Antina von Schnitzler ask how infrastructures and their publics are taking shape today.
Soe Lin Aung examines the Thilawa special economic zone to shed light on infrastructure’s changing publics in contemporary Myanmar.
James Christopher Mizes examines how an emerging style of African infrastructure planning and finance is inflecting an old political collectivity with “new” values.
Sven Opitz and Ute Tellmann explore energy infrastructure and the construction of a European commons.
How is modernity being reclaimed as a Chinese project? Jonathan Bach investigates the politics of infrastructure in today’s most ambitious developmental state.
What makes a city smart? Alan Wiig examines a project to promote urban development through information infrastructure in Philadelphia.
Is an aquifer a tank or a sponge? Andrea Ballestero investigates how publics navigate the scientific indeterminacy of the underground in Costa Rica
What does it take to flood a highway? Penny Harvey and Hannah Knox examine how old infrastructure projects—and old infrastructural publics—get submerged by new ones in Peru.
What does Abu Dhabi’s green future look like? Gökçe Günel explores Masdar City in a once-promising Personal Rapid Transit Pod.
Is your mobile phone company seeing like a state? Emma Park and Kevin P. Donovan explore telecommunications and contemporary nationalism in Kenya.
Ashley Carse explores water distribution and its publics on the Isthmus of Panama
We know that environmental concerns have been used to block infrastructure projects. But can infrastructure be used to side-step environmental concerns? Andrew Lakoff on water provision and species protection in California.
Andreas Folkers recalls how nuclear energy created a powerful counter-public in Germany beginning in the 1970s, and assesses the contemporary politics of energy alternatives.
Nikhil Anand explores why reforms to the Mumbai water system failed.
What is the scope for local planning in large-scale infrastructure projects today? Stephen J. Collier, Savannah Cox, and Kevin Grove explore the multiple publics of flood control in New York City
Five year planning is dead. Long live the five year plan! Andrew Barry explores infrastructure’s transparencies and opacities in the UK
Do you know how to read your electricity bill? Canay Özden-Schilling examines how new electricity experts—and new publics—are creating and contesting the price of U.S. household energy today.
Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer examine the politics of wind and power – in all their turbulence – in Oaxaca, Mexico
Why is lead-contaminated water a matter of public concern but contaminated housing is not? Catherine Fennell explores infrastructure and the politics of solidarity.