Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Source: Gizmodo
“[T]he 2010 World Expo in Shanghai ... suggested that the horizon of politics lies in the development of progressively smarter solutions by an alliance of business, science, and authoritarian state and city governments. The global-urban problematic, from this perspective, is above all a question of efficiency and proper management, where political contentiousness, like pollution, is one more problem to be solved.”
— David Madden in “City Becoming World: Nancy, Lefebvre, and the Global-Urban Imagination,” 2012
This is part of the Polis collection of quotes related to cities.