Maria Kaika

is Professor of Human Geography in the School of Education, Environment and Development at Manchester University. She holds a D.Phil. in geography from the University of Oxford, and an MA in architecture from the National Technical University of Athens, as well as professional qualifications as an architect. She is editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. In 2012, she was appointed City of Vienna Visiting Professor. She is author of, among others, Cities of Flows (Routledge, 2005) and co-editor with Nikolas C. Heynen and Erik Swyngedouw of In the Nature of Cities (Taylor & Francis, 2006).


Radical urban political-ecological imaginaries

Planetary urbanization and politicizing nature

It’s no longer about nature in the city but the urbanization of nature itself, write Erik Swyngedouw and Maria Kaika. Welcome to the cyborg city, in which human and non-human inhabitants are globally linked through the circulation of water, energy, fat, chemicals and viruses, among others.

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