A Global Urban Network: Emergent approaches and challenges to transcalar, interdisciplinary and community-engaged urban research

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Organizers: Susan Moore
Chairs: Susan Moore

Description

This panel brings together scholars active in leading academic urban research institutes from around the globe, to debate the opportunities and challenges of formalizing a collective association of urban institutes. The discussion builds on initial conversations emerging from the inaugural workshop of the Global Urban Network, coordinated by the School of Cities at the University of Toronto in October 2019, which brought together directors of urban institutes from 17 universities, across 5 continents.

The panel participants will each provide a brief summary of the unique approaches their respective institutes take in addressing both localised and global urban challenges. Each panelist will elaborate on how their work and the operational visions of their institute are embedded within the university-city-community nexus and discuss the existing and potential opportunities for new and deepened partnerships in city-building. The benefits and pitfalls of ‘scaling-up’ these models and approaches and working collectively on common themes and research agendas will form the basis of the wider discussion. The panel encourages participation of scholars from other urban institutes not originally represented at the workshop in Toronto.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Introduction Susan Moore University College London 7
Panelist Matti Siemiatycki 15
Panelist Kevin Ward University of Manchester 12
Panelist Winston Chow Singapore Management University 12
Panelist Susan Moore University College London 12
Discussant Michele Lancione 12

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