A Comparative Perspective on Large-scale Urban Developments as a Form of Global Production

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Organizers: Naomi Hanakata
Chairs: Frances Brill

Description

Large-scale urban development projects have become a key element in the production of urban centers around the globe. They are physical manifestations of social and economic restructuring processes as well as shifting planning paradigms while at the same time presenting decidedly exceptional measures for the development of new urban districts.
This paper session looks at large-scale urban developments projects in Europe, South Africa, and East Asia as a distinct form of concentrated urbanization on a planetary scale.
In an application of comparative strategies, we aim at better understanding their common features, dynamics, and implications as urban drivers. Looking at how these projects are conceived, analyzing the strategies and mechanisms, by which they are implemented by whom and for whom and tracing how this knowledge is traveling provides insights into the global production networks that these projects are embedded in.


Agenda

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Presenter Anna Gasco*, Singapore-ETH Centre - Future Cities Laboratory, The Grand Projet: Large-scale urban developments in comparative perspectives Naomi Clara Hanakata, Singapore-ETH Centre - Future Cities Laboratory, The Grand Projet: Large-scale urban developments in comparative perspectives 20
Presenter Naomi Hanakata*, ETH Zurich, The Grand Projet: Processes of large-scale urban production in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong-Kong and Singapore 20
Presenter Ricardo Reboredo*, Trinity College Dublin, The Political Economy of Chinese-led Megaprojects in South Africa 20
Presenter Loan Diep*, University College London, Investigating the politics of urban expertise in large-scale urban development Enora Robin, University College London, Investigating the politics of urban expertise in large-scale urban development 20
Discussant Gerardo Del Cerro Santamaria 15
Introduction Frances Brill University College London 5

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