The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Book launch of Inclusive Urban Development in the Global South

10 June 2021, 2:30 pm–4:00 pm


This event is organised jointly by the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield and the Development Planning Unit at University College London

Event Information

Open to



Andrea Rigon


Virtual event

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Join us for the launch and discussion of Inclusive Urban Development in the Global South: Intersectionality, Inequalities, and Community. 

The book emphasizes the importance of the neighbourhood in urban development planning, with case studies aimed at transforming current intervention practices towards more inclusive and just means of engagement with individuals and communities. The chapters explore how diversity of gender, class, race and ethnicity, citizenship status, age, ability, and sexuality is taken (or not taken) into account and approached in the planning and implementation of development policy and interventions in poor urban areas.

The book employs a practical perspective on the deployment of theoretical critiques of intersectionality and diversity in development practice through case studies examining issues such as water and sanitation planning in Dhaka, indigenous rights to the city in Bolivia, post-colonial planning in Hong Kong, land reform in Zimbabwe, and many more. The book focuses on radical alternatives with the potential to foster urban transformations for planning and development communities working around the world.

Editors and contributors will present some of the key arguments followed by an open discussion on the issues raised by the book.

Michael Walls, Director, DPU

Mercy Brown-Luthango, African Center for Cities, University of Cape Town

Philipp Horn, University of Sheffield
Stephanie Butcher, University of Melbourne
Vanesa Castàn Broto, University of Sheffield
Andrea Rigon, DPU, UCL


The book can be purchased here with a 30% off all editions with discount code IUDG2021 live from 1st May 2021 – 31st July 2021.