Global Infrastructure Development and Urban Transformation

Type: Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Diplomat Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Alan Wiig, Seth Schindler
Chairs: Alan Wiig

Description

Mega-infrastructure projects of unprecedented size, scope, and ambition are announced with regularity. These initiatives occupy a centrality in development strategies, and this renewed emphasis on mega-projects on a global scale has been conceptualized as an infrastructure turn, push and scramble. This session takes this work as a starting point, and explores the governance regimes, financial arrangements and contestation that shape the planning and execution of large-scale infrastructure projects. Furthermore, this session focuses on the urban forms that are manifestations of this era of infrastructure-led development. Taken together, the papers in this session highlight (1) the role played by multi-scalar growth coalitions in realizing extended urban landscapes, and (2) the renewed interest in managing urbanization among national governments and international institutions.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Seth Schindler*, University of Manchester, Mustafa Bayirbag*, Middle East Technical University, State-coordinated urban revolution in Turkey 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Kristin Monroe*, , The Nation in Transit in Doha, Qatar 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Swarnabh Ghosh*, Harvard University, Territorial Infrastructure and Techno-Managerial Faith: The Case of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Alan Wiig*, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Global infrastructure and Silk Road urbanism: China’s Belt and Road Initiative in London 20 9:00 AM
Discussant Kevin Ward University of Manchester 20 9:20 AM

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