Readings on Urbicide

Readings on Urbicide

Abujidi, N. (2014). Urbicide in Palestine: Spaces of Oppression and Resilience. Oxon: Routledge.

Adams, N. (1993). Architecture as the target. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 52(4): 389-390.

Berman, M. (1987). Among the ruins. new internationalist, available at

Berman, M. (1996). Falling towers: city life after urbicide. In: Crow, D. (ed.) Geography and Identity: Exploring and Living Geopolitics of Identity. Washington: Maisonneuve, pp. 172–192.

Bevan, R. (2005). The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War. London: Reaktion Books.

Bogdanovic, B. (1993) ‘Murder of the City.’ The New York Review of Books, 40:10. Available:

Campbell, D., Graham, S. and Monk, D. B. (2007). Introduction to urbicide: the killing of cities? Theory and Event 10(2),

Coward, M. (2006). Against anthropocentrism: the destruction of the built environment as a distinct form of political violence. Review of International Studies 32: 419-437

Coward, M. (2007). Urbicide reconsidered. Theory and Event, 10(2),

Coward, M. (2008). Urbicide: The Politics of Urban Destruction. Oxon: Routledge

Dudley, M. (2007). Revisiting cold war ideology in the secure city: towards a political economy of urbicide. Theory & Event, 10(2),

Fregonese, S. (2009). The urbicide of Beirut? Geopolitics and the built environment in the Lebanese civil war (1975–1976). Political Geography 28(5): 309–318.

Graham, S. (2002). Bulldozers and bombs: the latest Palestinian-Israeli conflict as asymmetric urbicide. Antipode, 34(4): 642-649.

Graham, S. (2003). Lessons in urbicide. New Left Review, 19,

Goonewardena, K. and Kipfer, S. (2006). Postcolonial urbicide: new imperialism, global cities and the damned of the earth. New Formations, 59(23-33).

Hanafi, S., 2013. Explaining spacio-cide in the Palestinian territory: Colonization, separation, and state of exception. Current Sociology, 61(2), pp.190–205.

Herscher, A. (2006). American urbicide. Journal of Architectural Education, 60(1): 18-20

Herscher, A., 2007. Urbicide, Urbanism, and Urban Destruction in Kosovo. Theory & Event, 10(2).

Hewitt, K. (1983). Place annihilation: area bombing and the fate of urban places. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 73: 257-284

Hewitt, K., 2009. Proving grounds of urbicide: Civil and urban perspectives on the bombing of capital cities. Acme, 8(2), pp.340–375.

Huxtable, A. L. (1968). Lessons in urbicide. New York Times, December 22.

Huxtable, A. (1970). Will They Ever Finish Bruckner Boulevard? A Primer on Urbicide. New York: Collier Books.

Kipfer, S. and Goonewardena, K. (2007). Colonization and the new imperialism: on the meaning of urbicide today. Theory & Event, 10(2),

Mostar Architects Association. (1993). Mostar ’92 – Urbicide. Spazio e Societa/Space and Society, 16(62), 8–25.

Ramadan, A. (2009). Destroying Nahr el-Bared: sovereignty and urbicide in the space of exception. Political Geography, 28 (3): 153–163.

Safier, M. (2001). Confronting ‘urbicide’: crimes against humanity, civility and diversity, and the case for a civic cosmopolitan response to the attack on New York. City, 5(2):416-429.

Sharp, D., 2016. Urbicide and the Arrangement of Violence in Syria. In D. Sharp & C. Panetta, eds. Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings. Terreform, pp. 118–141.

Shaw, M. (2004). New wars of the city: relationships of ‘‘urbicide’’ and ‘‘genocide’’.

In S. Graham (Ed.), Cities, War, and Terrorism: Towards an Urban Geopolitics (pp.

141–153). Oxford: Blackwell.

Simmons, C. (2001). Urbicide and the Myth of Sarajevo. Partisan Review, 68(4), pp.624–630.

al-Sabouni, M. (2016). The Battle for Home: Memoir of a Syrian Architect. Thames & Hudson.

Stanley, B., (2017). The City-Logic of Resistance: Subverting Urbicide in the Middle East City. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, 12(3): 10–24.

Tyner, J.A, Henkin, S., Sirik, S., Kimsroy, S. (2014). Phnom Penh during the Cambodian genocide: A case of selective urbicide. Environment and Planning A, 46(8): 1873–1891.

Watson, I. (2013) (Re)constructing a world city: urbicide in global Korea.

Globalizations, 10(2): 309-325.

Zaprianov, D. (2012). Is the destruction of urban structures a form of violence? E-International Relations,

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