URBAN POVERTY. THE PRAXIS OF PLANNING IN THE UNEQUAL CITIES

Lunedì, 18 Luglio, 2016

International Workshop

"URBAN POVERTY. The praxis of planning in unequal cities"

29 August - 02 September 2016

Faculty of Architecture, Sapienza University in Rome 

 

The recent shift from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals scored a point of no return in the international debate on development, stating that the separation between the rich part and the poor part of the population is no longer with the North and the South of the world but between nearby areas in always more highly polarized contexts.

A deeper knowledge of the spatial dimension of poverty and of its spatial implications would allow to understand and define new directions of development and multiscalar actions for the city. In the United States, thanks to the passionate work of Ananya Roy (Institute on Inequality and Democracy, UCLA Luskin), this knowledge found its place in the university program at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development of UC Berkeley and in Los Angeles, being highly appreciated both by students and NGOs.

The workshop Urban Poverty. The praxis of planning in unequal cities is an opportunity for opening theory and practices of research and urban planning to issues of poverty and inequality in our cities. 

 

Application deadline: 26th August 2016

Further information on https://urbanpovertyworkshopblog.wordpress.com/

E-mail: urbanpovertyandunequalcities@gmail.com

 

 

Theme and structure

The workshop Urban Poverty. The praxis of planning in unequal cities is an opportunity for opening theory and practices of research and urban planning to issues of poverty and inequality in our cities. ​It will take advantage from the collaboration of experts in different but complementary disciplines and it foresees three while intertwined parts:

 

THEORY

  • Conceptual framework and theoretical debates about urban poverty
  • Research tools and international case-studies from different regions of the world
  • Critical discussion about the role of urban planning against the urban poverty

MISCELLANEOUS (CASE STUDY AND THEORY)
Research tools and case-studies from different approaches and regions of the world

  • Buildings, places and local identity enhancing: theories and practices
  • Italian case-studies: indicators, experiences and challenges
  • Rome case-studies: indicators, maps, contexts, actors

FIELD WORK
The aim of the workshop is to define possible strategies for the revitalization of a deprived neighborhood in the outskirt of Rome.
The final projects will be presented and discuss with the local municipality and published in a e-book.

 

Fees
150 € – for non SIU members
130 € – for SIU members
75 € – for Sapienza students

 

Application 
Send your cv and the evidence of the fee payment to urbanpovertyandunequalcities@gmail.com.
The participation fee has to be paid through bank transfer to:

 

Società degli Urbanisti
Via Bonardi 3, 30133 Milano
Banca Popolare di Sondrio
IBAN IT29 J056 9601 6200 0001 0007 X37
BIC/SWIFT P0S0IT22
reason: Workshop Urban Poverty

 

Application deadline: 26th August 2016
Further information on https://urbanpovertyworkshopblog.wordpress.com/
E-mail: urbanpovertyandunequalcities@gmail.com

 

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