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Urban Seminar Series: Understanding Urbanisation Today

We are pleased to invite you to the Urban Seminar series at Malmö University Autumn 2017. We have invited four exciting scholars who will speak on the topic of Understanding Urbanisation Today. Please save the dates, and help us circulate the invitation to friends and colleagues that you think might be interested.

In collaboration with HUS network Sustainable housing, Urban Renewal and Social Justice 

When: Selected Fridays 14:00 – 16:00 (no 'academic quarter'!)
Where: Niagara Hörsal (Auditorium) A & B, Ground floor

Organisers: Guy Baeten, Mustafa Dikec, Maria Hellström Reimer, Carina Listerborn (HUS network)

15th of September.

New patterns of living. Learning from Barcelona 

Professor Zaida Muxi Martínez, Director of Urbanism, Housing and Public Space, Municipality of Santa Coloma de Gramenet

Josep Maria Montaner

Josep María Montaner, architect and councilor for housing at Barcelona City Council  has a Ph.D in Architecture and is the Chair Professor of Architectonic Composition at the School of Architecture of Barcelona -UPC- school where he has been assistant director of Culture (2002-2005)and founding director of its current magazine Visions (Award for Best Ibero-American journal of IV Bienal Iberoamericana de Montevideo). He co-directed with Zaida Muxí 10 editions of the Master Laboratorio de la Vivienda Sostenible del siglo XXI (2005-2015). He headed the research project of the Ministry of Science and Innovation: Archivo Documental para una revisión crítica del modelo Barcelona (Documentary Archive for a critical review of the Barcelona model)(2008-2013) UPC and Department of Architectural Composition. He has written more than thirty books. He regularly writes articles for newspapers He has received numerous awards,including the National Award for Initiatives in the Ministry of Housing Urban Development (2005).

Zaida Muxí Martínez

Zaida Muxí Martínez, PhD Architect, Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture of Barcelona - ETSAB. She has been co-director along with Josep María Montaner of the Máster Laboratorio de la Vivienda Sostenible del siglo XXI program. She has been Assistant Director of the ETSAB during the period 2009-2012. She belongs to the group Col·lectiu Punt 6 dedicated to the study and implementation of the gender perspective in urban planning and architecture. She is the author of La Arquitectura de la ciudad global and co authored with Josep María Montaner Habitar el presente. Vivienda en España: Sociedad, Ciudad, Tecnología y Recursos (2006-2011),among other publications. As a result of the research group Archivo Crítico Modelo Barcelona she published as editor along with Josep Maria Montaner and Fernando Alvarez, Archivo Crítico Modelo Barcelona 1973-2004 (2012) and with Roser Casanovas Reader modelo Barcelona 1973-2013 (2013) (City Council Barcelona - Composition Department, UPC).




27th of October.

Suburban planet: From the peripheral habitat to the wild suburb 

Professor Roger Keil, York Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies, York University, Toronto 

Roger Keil

Roger Keil, professor and York Chair in Global Sub/Urban Studies, former director at the CITY Institute at York University, Toronto. Roger Keil researches global suburbanism, urban political ecology, urban infrastructures, urban governance, cities and infectious disease, and regional governance. He is the co-funder of the International Network for Urban Research and Action (INURA).  

Some references:

  • Suburban Governance: A Global View (ed. with Pierre Hamel, UTP: 2015)
  • Suburban Constellations (Jovis, 2013)
  • In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability (ed.
    with Douglas Young and Patricia Burke Wood), Praxis(e) Press, 2011
  • Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism (with J.A. Boudreau and D.
    Young, UTP: 2009)
  • Leviathan Undone? Towards a Political Economy of Scale (ed. with Rianne Mahon,
    UBC Press: 2009)
  • Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City (ed. with S.H.Ali,
    Wiley-Blackwell 2008)
  • The Global Cities Reader (ed. with N. Brenner, Routledge 2006).

17th of November.

Subject spaces: On the ethics of urban research

Professor Nik Theodore, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago

Nik Theodore

Nik Theodore is a Professor in Urban Planning and Policy and Associate Dean, University of Illinois (UIC) at Chicago’s Great Cities Institute. His work focuses on neoliberal urbanism, labor organizing, migration, urban informality and informal economies and urban political economy. He is a highly cited researcher in social science. His research has been published in economics, public policy, and urban studies journals as well as in media. Prior to joining UIC he was an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy at the University of Manchester (England). He is also an editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography and on the board of IJURR (International Journal of Urban and Regional Research).

Some references:

  • Theodore N (2016) “Worlds of Work: Changing Landscapes of Production and the New Geographies of Opportunity,” Geography Compass;10(4): 179-189.
  • Theodore N and Habans R (2016) “Policing Immigrant Communities: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies;42(6): 970-988.
  • Peck J and Theodore N (2015) Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of Neoliberalism. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Brenner N, Peck J and Theodore N (2012), Afterlives of Neoliberalism. London: Bedford Press/Architectural Association.
  • Brenner N and Theodore N, eds. (2003) Spaces of Neoliberalism: Urban Restructuring in North America and Western Europe. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
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