This session searches for the role that aesthetics and design play in (re)writing the dominant urban spatial order given our current moment of rapid urbanization. State interventions in the built environment through design have a long history (Carmona, 2016). But with rapid urbanization, growing cities are seeing an influx of migrants that are challenging “global city”-aspirations with immigrant urbanism (Ghertner, 2010). Informal uses of the street as major public space –vending, construction, transportation– are inspiring a resurgence of aesthetic normativity in the midst of re-negotiations of state–society power relations. This has taken varied forms, including appeals to historical preservation, futurism, and greening.
|Presenter||Aline Chevalier, Tongji University Shanghai, Julia Harten*, University of Southern California, Mobility Practices, Micro-economies, and the Street: Beautification and Design Governance in Shanghai||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Jonathan Bratt*, Arizona State University, Beautifying the Street: The Demise of Street Vegetable Markets in Tianjin, China||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Leif Johnson*, University of Kentucky, Affects of urban non-citizenship: “Low-level” labor and underground infrastructure in a Shanghai urban upgrading project||15||12:00 AM|
|Presenter||Samuel Kay*, Ohio State University, Tactical greening and the more-than-human politics of urban environmental risk, resilience, and scarcity||15||12:00 AM|
|Discussant||CP Pow National University Of Singapore||15||12:00 AM|
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