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Global Urban Justice - Voices and struggles from Latin America

16-19 February public talks, University of Leeds

Contested Cities Leeds is hosting a week of debates on urban struggles, displacement, mobility and movements from across the globe, with a particular focus on Latin America.

Monday 16 February - Contested Citizenship in Latin American Cities?

Austin Zeiderman “Endangered City: The Politics of Security in Bogotá.”
Ryan Centner, “Urban fractiousness: The nexus of citizenship, scale, and space in Buenos Aires.”

Tuesday 17 February - Mobility, transport and social differentiation in Buenos Aires

Jorge Blanco, is a professor in Geography at the University of Buenos Aires, visiting Leeds as part of the contested cities research network.

Wednesday 18 February - Challenging Retail Gentrification in Santiago, Chile

Neil Turnbull is an architect working as a researcher in Santiago at the Universidad de Chile in the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (FAU), visiting Leeds as part of the contested cities research network.

Thursday 19 February - Accumulation by dispossession in cities: UK, China, Argentina

Débora Swistun, Stuart Hodkinson and Paul Waley discuss different contexts and cases of accumulation by dispossession.

Débora Swistun is visiting Leeds as part of the contested cities research network, from Buenos Aires Argentina. Stuart Hodkinson and Paul Waley are both lecturers in Geography at the University of Leeds.


All talks will be held in the East Building Geography Lecture Theatre,  University of Leeds. 5-7pm

Contested Cities is a EU funded network of research between colleagues in the UK, Spain, and Latin America. In Leeds the network is hosted by the Research Group Cities and Social Justice coordinated by Sara Gonzalez. For more information contact Sara.

We are launching a new Masters in Global Urban Justice for 2015-16. Click link to find out more about the programme and available scholarships.