Kyle Shelton

Kyle Shelton is an urban and environmental historian and postdoctoral fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. His research focuses on how the intersections of transportation, urban development, and politics shape the built and natural environments of cities in the past and today. He has contributed to the Houston Chronicle, The Atlantic>/em>, Transfers, The Appendix, and Not Even Past.

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Contested Spaces: Infrastructural Citizenship in the City

Politicizing infrastructure — literally making inert materials into arenas in which they could claim and assert political power– creates a shared set of actions that constitute an expression of what Kyle Shelton calls ‘infrastructural citizenship,’ which he argues has been a key component in how modern cities have developed.

8 years ago