Cities of Extremes

15 October 2007 - Event
15 October 2007 to 16 October 2007


Daniel Chavez...

Venue: Institute of Social Studies
If you would like to attend this conference go to the registration form. A preliminary programme. Monday 15 October 10.30 – 11.00 Opening of the ISS Lustrum Week: Louk de la Rive Box (ISS Rector) Gonzalo Ortiz (ISS Alumnus; Quito City Council, Ecuador) 11.00 – 12.30 Mary Racelis (Ateneo University Manila): Claiming a Future from a Problematic Present. Meanings of Urban Citizenship for Slum Youth in Metro-Manila Abdumaliq Simone (Goldsmiths University London): Remaking Cities, Many Ways at a Time 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch 14.00 – 15.30 Dennis Rodgers (London School of Economics): Slum wars in Central America Alain Gilbert (University College London): Extreme Thinking about Slums and Slum Dwellers. A Critique 15.30-16.00 coffee 16.00 – 17.30 Daniel Chavez (Transnational Institute): Learning from Latin America: The Global Expansion in Participatory Budgeting Erhard Berner & Joop de Wit (Institute of Social Studies): Progressive Patronage? NGOs, CBOs and the Limits to Slum Dwellers' Empowerment Tuesday 16 October 9.00 – 10.30 Asef Bayat (Institute for the Study of Islam/ Leiden University): Radical Religion and the Habitus of the Dispossessed: Does Islamic Radicalism have an Urban Ecology? 10.30-11.00 cofee 11.00 – 12.30 Mona Fawaz (American University in Beirut): Neo-liberal Urbanity: A View from Beirut’s Peripheries Ayse Pamuk (San Francisco State University): Residential Settlement Patterns and Path to Homeownership for Migrants/Immigrants in the Global South and the Global North 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch 14.00 – 16.00 Georgina Gomez (Institute of Social Studies): A Tale of Three Markets. The poor, the wealthy and the middle class go shopping in Argentina Rema Hammami (Bir Zeit University, Palestine): Living with Checkpoints Sheela Patel (Slum Dwellers International): Claiming Citizenship 16.00 – 16.30 Coffee 16.30 – 18.00 Closing session: What have we learnt? More information>> Organised by the Institute of Social Studies and the Journal Development and Change.