The workshop is a crucial part of the DPU and an important part of the introductory activities organised for new students.
Through a dynamic role-play, participants across different courses engage in the complex process involved when multiple actors negotiate over development strategies.
Since 2016 the case study city has been Medellin, Colombia. Previous case studies have included Dar es Salaam and Chennai.
2016-2018 Medellin, Colombia
Using the case of the internationally acclaimed city of Medellin, students will explore how actors use their leverage to negotiate urban transformations whilst debating the new imperatives for rethinking the role of the planer in the face of the Habitat III - New Urban Agenda.
In particular, the workshop will focus on the urban strategies encapsulated in three strategic sites of the city where the motivations, interests and resources of urban dwellers, local government officials, civil society, private sector, and international agencies in Medellin will be deployed in myriad ways.
- Important dates 2018
- October 16th, 5 pm: Introduction to the Workshop (Wilkins Building (Main Building), Jeremy Bentham Room)October 19th, 2 pm: Group dialogues and preparation (across UCL campus - see programme)October 28th-31st: Windsor Workshop at Cumberland Lodge (see programme for wave allocations)November 1st: Final negotiations and closing event (Royal National Hotel - Galleon A)