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Dissent, Debate and Development Experts, Prof. Srinivas in UCL's visual symposium
Thinking Across Boundaries: Planning Dilemmas in the Urban Global South
The notion of the ‘urban global south’ looms large in contemporary debates about urbanisation, development and globalisation. UCL's Development Planning Unit (DPU) is critically reflecting on this dominant theme. It convened a panel discussion at the 2013 Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference in London and commissioning a video featuring the DPU in conversation with key actors in the debate.
Thinking across boundaries considers three main questions:
- Why call it the urban global south?
- What kind of practice does it require?
- What kind of theory is required for the urban global south?
The video features contributions from:
- Caren Levy DPU, UCL
- Bish Sanyal Urban Studies & Planning, MIT
- Edgar Pieterse African Centre for Cities
- Smita Srinivas TCLab, Columbia University
- Ann Varley Geography, UCL
- Nick Tyler Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, UCL
- Ruth McLeod Homeless International & DPU, UCL
- Yves Cabannes DPU, UCL
- Susan Parnell African Centre for Cities
- Pushpa Aribindoo Geography, UCL
- Jennifer Robinson Geography, UCL
All text and photo credits, the Bartlett School, University College London.