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.
|Presenter||Anna Gasco*, Singapore-ETH Centre - Future Cities Laboratory, Naomi Clara Hanakata, Singapore-ETH Centre - Future Cities Laboratory, Introducing Urban Megaprojects in comparative perspective and with a focus on their border condition||20||4:40 PM|
|Presenter||Naomi Clara Hanakata*, Singapore-ETH Centre - Future Cities Laboratory, Anna Gasco , Singapore-ETH Centre - Future Cities Laboratory, A comparative discussion of large-scale urban developments and the concept of centrality||20||5:00 PM|
|Presenter||Ricardo Reboredo*, Trinity College Dublin, The Political Economy of Chinese-led Megaprojects in South Africa||20||5:20 PM|
|Presenter||Loan Diep*, University College London, Enora Robin, University College London, Investigating the politics of urban expertise in large-scale urban development||20||5:40 PM|
|Discussant||Gerardo Del Cerro Santamaria Fulbright Specialist||15||6:00 PM|
|Introduction||Frances Brill University College London||5||6:15 PM|
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