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Thinking Across Boundaries: Planning Dilemmas in the Urban Global South

The notion of the ‘urban global south’ looms large in contemporary debates about urbanisation, development and globalisation. UCL's Development Planning Unit (DPU) is critically reflecting on this dominant theme. It convened a panel discussion at the 2013 Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference in London and commissioning a video featuring the DPU in conversation with key actors in the debate.

Thinking across boundaries considers three main questions:

  1. Why call it the urban global south?
  2. What kind of practice does it require?
  3. What kind of theory is required for the urban global south?

DPU Thinking across bounderies: Planning Dilemmas in the Global Urban South from Development Planning Unit on Vimeo.