Cities are not unnatural

‘There is, consequently, nothing a-priori unnatural about produced environments like cities, genetically modified organisms, dammed rivers, or irrigated fields. Produced environments are specific historical results of socio-environmental processes. The urban world is a cyborg world, part natural part social, part technical part cultural, but with no clear boundaries, centres, or margins.’ (Swygendouw 2006: 118)

A very nifty quote!

Swyngedouw, E. (2006). “Circulations and metabolisms:(hybrid) natures and (cyborg) cities.” Science as Culture 15(2): 105-121.

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