Urban development: urbanization, interests of social groups, justice, equalities in urban life

Type: Virtual Paper
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Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:20 PM (PST)
Room: Virtual 33
Organizers: Balázs Forman
Chairs: Balázs Forman

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Urban development: urbanization, interests of social groups, justice, equalities in urban life


Urbanization? This is the question. What does the concept of the city and the process of urbanization mean? We can go beyond the simple notion that the city is a simple or even complex set of buildings, streets, parks, public institutions, infrastructures. We must also reject the fact that the inhabitants of each city form a homogeneous group. The city is a place of coexistence, cooperation and conflict between different social groups - ethnic, property, occupational, religious and other groups. In cities, as in the external spheres of interest of certain social groups, there is a constant struggle for the use of urban areas, the ownership of real estate, and the acquisition of social and political governing functions. A good city management needs to find a balance between these groups and interests in order for cities to develop. "Only the decline goes by itself, but something has to be done every day for the development of the city," said Professor György Enyedi, a Hungarian geographer and an excellent researcher of the cities.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Balázs Forman Corvinus University of Budapest 5 3:05 PM
Presenter Jeimy Arias Castano*, Université De Montréal, Analysing housing in Bogotá from and infrastructural framework. 14 3:10 PM
Presenter Oren Yiftachel*, Ben-Gurion University, Double Polarization – Neo-Nationalism and the Urban Political Geography 14 3:24 PM
Presenter Jota Samper*, CU Boulder, Informal Settlements as a Battlespace: NSAG urban territories in Medellín, Colombia. 14 3:38 PM
Presenter Mee Kam Ng*, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Land shortage and tragedy of the commons in Hong Kong 14 3:52 PM
Presenter Ruth Sepulveda Marquez*, University College London, When the marginalised raise their voices: the fight of urban agriculture groups to belong in a neoliberal Santiago 14 4:06 PM

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