Category: 2021

  1. How do informal settlements take shape? Morphogenesis in three India cases

    Research Seminar / Dec 09, 2021 Presented by Ishita Chatterjee, Chaired by Kim Dovey Register here to get the zoom link. Abstract: Informal settlements are the primary means of meeting the demand for affordable housing in the global south countries. Yet, the urban design being produced by this now dominant form of production gets termed […]

  2. Public Lecture on Achieving Spatial Justice in Informal Settlements

    The University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning is hosting a Virtual Public Lecture Series (v-PuLSe) on “Achieving Spatial Justice in Informal Settlements: The Role of Planners, Professionals, and the Academe.” Happening this 02 December 2021, 1:00pm-5:00pm (PST), (4:00-7:00pm AEST) via Zoom, this webinar is in partnership with the UP Open University […]

  3. Idioms of Informality (Lecture by Fran Tonkiss)

    November 3 (6 pm, Melbourne time) Abstract A substantial share of urban form emerges from the work of nameless ‘designers’, unplanned development and the everyday investments that shape informal urbanism. This is well established in relation to poor-world urbanism, but is also characteristic of cities where state capacities are more developed, capital more abundant, and […]

  4. The Crowd: Being together in a time of crisis (Lecture by Colin McFarlane)

    September 29 (3 pm, Melbourne time) Abstract Urban life is predicated on urban densities and crowds. But while the former are typically understood and managed as problematics of urban governance, the crowd has more often been position as the city ‘in the wild’: unpredictable, suggestible, and a phenomena that might as much be generative of […]

  5. Differences without Separability (Lecture by AbdouMaliq Simone)

    August 4 (4 pm, Melbourne Time) Abstract Both referring to specific territorial formations and impetuses of deterritorialization that can show up perhaps everywhere, urban majorities in South and Southeast Asia increasing “find” themselves located in areas beyond the urban core. These areas hold a multiplicity of divergent trajectories, aspirations, and practices, which simultaneously generate strange […]

  6. COVID-19 and Global South Cities: Solidarity, Resistance and Recovery

    he UN has reported that over 90% of reported COVID-19 cases worldwide have come from urban areas, turning the spotlight on cities as the pandemic’s epicentre.

  7. Emerging Scholar Series March / April / May 2021

    International Webinars 2021 Emerging Scholar Series Read abstracts here

  8. Feb 18, 2021 / Research Seminar #8 / Desiring Karail: Morphogenesis of an Informal Settlement in Dhaka

    Informal settlements currently house more than a billion people; they are pervasive, expanding and persistent. Some embody slum conditions while others do not.