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At the frontiers of the urban: thinking concepts and practices globally

6:00 pm, 10 November 2019 to 8:00 pm, 12 November 2019

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International conference exploring emerging themes and critical methodologies at the frontiers of urban theory and practice.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

£55.00

Organiser

Jordan Rowe

Location

various locations
UCL
London
WC1E 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.

Concessions

Scholars based in lower-income countries are entitled to register at a highly discounted rate (£20). The discounted rate is also open to students, academics on fixed-term contracts, and those who are unwaged. UCL staff and students are asked to contribute a small fee (£15) which includes full access to the conference.