Speech is a foundational element in theories about democracy and the political. As a concept it has seen both expansions and contractions of its meaning. But it has not yet been expanded to include the concept that the city might have speech. Saskia Sassen argues that cities have speech, albeit of a very different sort from that of citizens and corporations. Capturing this possibility of speech requires an analysis transversal to both the law and urbanism.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.