RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016


Cities, Housing and Infrastructure: the politics of urban change.

Research Group Affiliation(s)
Developing Areas Research Group
Urban Geography Research Group
The session encourages papers that debate the complex political relationships emerging in relation to housing and infrastructural investments in cities across the world, with an (non-exclusive) interest in the global South. It is concerned with transformed relationships between state and citizen at the urban and national scale, with political relations that emerge locally between new 'beneficiaries' (of state-led infrastructural investments) and those already there, or who lose out, as well as the politics of governance relations within settlements experiencing housing and/or infrastructural investments. This approach builds on the recent and emerging interest in "infrastructural lives" (Graham and McFarlane, 2015), focusing on the growing recognition that infrastructure is crucial to understanding the everyday nature of state-citizen relations. We welcome papers which explore topics in relation to this wide theme, including theoretical and empirical work.
Instructions for Authors
Please send abstracts of 200 words with author(s) names and affiliation (with an indication of who will present if there are multiple authors) to Charlotte Lemanski (cll52@cam.ac.uk) and Paula Meth (P.j.meth@sheffield@ac.uk) by Monday 15th February
Call For Papers Deadline
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