Jonathan Silver looks at lessons Detroit can take from Johannesburg as authorities and activists deal with the city’s water crisis in his blog post for LSE Africa ‘Disconnected in Detroit: Water shut-offs through the prism of African cities’. Click here to read the full article.
Sobia Kaker presented her research on ‘Circulating Uncertainty: The Role of Security Information in Karachi’ to FCO policy analysts at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on July 4th, 2014 as part of the FCO-KCL Research Roundtable (Bi-annual Workshop Series).
Jon Silver has published a new paper in Urban geography titled ‘Incremental infrastructures: material improvisation and social collaboration across post-colonial Accra’.
Austin Zeiderman will present his recent research conducted in the port-city of Buenaventura, Colombia, as part of the Urban Uncertainty project at LSE Cities, at two upcoming workshops.
The first workshop ‘Spaces of Ambiguity and Possibility: Democracy, Decentralisation and The State in Latin America’ will take place on 25 June 2014 at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. Click to visit the event website.
The second, ‘City Materialities, City Securities’ will take place on 27 June 2014 at the Open University, London. Click to visit the event website.
Sobia Kaker presented her research on the relational politics of enclavisation in Karachi at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge University. The event was part of the 2013-2014 City Seminar series which introduced a range of interdisciplinary works examining the mobilising of cities. The theme aims to open discussions into assemblages of power in cities, and also address the suffusion and diffusion of knowledge in and about cities.
On Monday 26 May Austin Zeiderman will give a lecture to the Department of Urban and Regional Sociology and the Georg Simmel Centre for Metropolitan Studies at Humboldt University, Berlin.
Kavita Ramakrishnan who has worked with LSE Cities’ Austin Zeiderman on the Urban Uncertainty research project has published an article in Open Democracy. The article ‘Sexual violence on the margins of Delhi’ examines that while debates on sexual violence in India focus on the city, the experiences of women expunged to the city’s fraught, anonymous margins are all too often excluded.
Kavita Ramakrishnan is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.
Jonathan Silver has recently presented his emerging findings from research being conducted as part of the LSE Cities’ research project ‘Urban Uncertainty’ after fieldwork in Uganda late last year. Presenting at the Southern African Cities Conference at WITS University in Johannesburg and at the Faculty of Built Environment, Uganda Martyrs University, provided the opportunity to engage scholars and professionals in debates about carbon financing of infrastructures.
LSE Cities’ Research Fellow Austin Zeiderman has written for Guardian Cities on
Bogotá’s desplazados: how schemes to protect people living in areas at risk of disaster mean new housing for some, but many more are being left to fend for themselves.
On 20 March 2014 LSE Cities Austin Zeiderman presented at ‘The challenges of global urbanism’ at Durham University.
The workshop reflected critically on recent debates in urban studies around different ways of theorising the relations between the ‘global’ and the ‘urban’.
Austin’s paper, “The Rising Tide of Global Urbanism: A View from Colombia’s Future Port-City,” examines territorial conflicts in the rapidly expanding port-city of Buenaventura and discusses the conceptual and political stakes of taking a global-urban approach to this case.