At the frontiers of the urban: thinking concepts and practices globally
6:00 pm, 10 November 2019 to 8:00 pm, 12 November 2019
International conference exploring emerging themes and critical methodologies at the frontiers of urban theory and practice.
various locationsUCLLondonWC1E 6BT
Urban societies are undergoing immense changes; how are urban concepts and practices responding? This conference seeks to stimulate new conceptualisations of the urban by convening cutting-edge scholarship and dialogue resonant with distinctive urban experiences, especially those beyond the conventional euro-american heartlands of urban studies, but with scope to reach across different contexts.
Some starting points will be: how land, investment, finance, law and the state are reshaping urban spaces; or how processes of reproducing everyday life, identity politics, popular mobilization and contestation are remaking urban experiences; or how challenges of urbanisation, such as climate change, data, health, housing and poverty are redefining urban futures.