Category Archives: Governing cities

LSE Cities’ Austin Zeiderman to present at University of London and the Open University

24 June 2014

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.

LSE Cities Sobia Kaker presented at (CRASSH), Cambridge University

28 May 2014

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.

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Kavita Ramakrishnan, researcher on LSE Cities’ Urban Uncertainty project publishes article on sexual violence in Delhi

6 May 2014

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.

You can read the full article here.

Kavita Ramakrishnan is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

LSE Cities’ Jonathan Silver presented at Southern African Cities Conference at WITS University in Johannesburg

14 April 2014

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 Austin Zeiderman presented at ‘The challenges of global urbanism’, Durham University

25 March 2014

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.