Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin and urban planner Prabha Khosla speak at the Women Transforming Cities National Conference convened on May 30, 2013. Dr. Bashevkin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and author of Tales of Two Cities: Women and Municipal Restructuring in London and Toronto (UBC Press). Ms. Khosla is an urban planner who works on cities, equalities, and democratic local governance.
When I was two years old, my family moved from the Bay Area to Northampton, Massachusetts. My earliest memories are from there and it is one of the three or four places I usually claim as my hometown.
My family loved Northampton, and even after moving away, we would make regular pilgrimages back every few summers or so. I really wasn't sure what I liked so much about it until I went to urban design school, but now I know part of it was the organic street grid.
The ongoing IBA, International Building exhibition, which started in March 2013 in Hamburg, is soon coming to an end (on the 7th of November). The building exhibition experiences this year with innovative architectural solutions for pressing problems of the urban community life, such as the growing diversity of its population, the low attractiveness of the city centre versus its suburbs, and the paradox of growth and sustainability in cities.
CROLAR – Critical Reviews on Latin American Research, Vol. 4:
Lo Urbano – Current Urban Research in and from Latin America
Edited by Frank Müller and Anke Schwarz
Focus: Lo Urbano
Tim Edensor and Mark Jayne (eds.) 2011: Urban Theories beyond the West. A World of Cities
Anne Huffschmid and Kathrin Wildner (eds.) 2013: Stadtforschung aus Lateinamerika. Neue urbane Szenarien: Öffentlichkeit, Territorialität, Imaginarios
Gisela Heffes (ed.) 2013: Utopías urbanas: geopolíticas del deseo en América Latina
Paola Alfaro d’Alenc¸on,Walter Alejandro Imilan, Lina María Sánchez (eds.) 2011: Lateinamerikanische Städte im Wandel. Zwischen lokaler Stadtgesellschaft und globalem Einfluss
Viviane Mahieux 2011: Urban Chroniclers in Continue reading
Buddhist temple at Berlin Ackerstraße (Photo: Andreas Praefcke)
This experimental project called Berlin Ackerstraße (2006-2007) takes you on a participant observation or rather, a participatory sound expedition in Berlin, Ackerstraße.
The Editors of Urban Studies have decided to mark the journal’s 50th birthday by putting together a virtual special issue showcasing the full extent of Urban Studies’ output over the past 50 years. The issue combines the five most cited Urban Studies articles, the five most downloaded, and the five most important published prior to 1990 (as collectively decided by the Editors).
Small Stories to rethink Large Issues
The RC21 urban studies conference in Berlin triggered participants to rethink the resourcefulness of cities in today’s urbanized world. A wide variety of papers turned on sociologist’s fancy for topics ranging from gentrification, to conflict, to geography, and back to gentrification. The visitors displayed a vast amount of urban dwelling in the way they presented their papers.
Something's up with cities, as recent articles in The Economist and the FT attest. In the rich world, for decades we've held the notion of cities as basket cases to be endured rather than enjoyed. Few really believed in regeneration, if pushed: tidying up old docks and factories was, most of us believed, a cosmetic exercise. Our future was inexorably suburban.