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The Rule of LogisticsWalmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment$
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Jesse LeCavalier

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693313

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001

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From Intuition to Calculation

(p.107) 3 Locations
The Rule of Logistics

Jesse LeCavalier

University of Minnesota Press

The third chapter inspects both the automation of city making and the geo-political possibilities of architecture itself by first tracing Walmart’s increasingly technologically sophisticated location strategies. Afterwards, it examines what happens to those strategies in practice.

Keywords:   Architecture, Logistics, Walmart, Infrastructure, Urban studies, Urban planning, Suburbs, Industrial architecture, Geopolitics, Automation

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