ROUND TABLE AESOP 2019, 9-13 JULY VENICE https://www.aesop2019.eu

THE POLITICAL MEANING OF INFORMAL URBANISATION: LAUNCHING OF THE HANDBOOK AND DISCUSSION

Organized by Roberto Rocco and Jan van Ballegooijen (TU Delft)


This round table will be held during the Annual Congress of the Association of European Schools of Planning that will take place in Venice from 9 to 13 July (the exact date of the round table is not yet known). 

This is a double event. It is the launching of the recently published book “The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanisation”, edited by the organizers of the round table. The round table also aims to discuss the book’s premises in the light of its findings. 

Authors of the book and other participants are invited to discuss the question: how does informal urbanisation in the Global South help citizens achieve their right to the city and their right to rights? How do planning systems around the world respond to informal urbanization and to the struggle of citizens? The book in question displays an array of 25 global cases in which this question is addressed. Additionally, this round table wishes to explore how, in light of accelerated and largely unplanned urbanisation processes, have governments, markets and citizens in the Global South used/use informal urbanisation as a tool to achieve their goals and how planning systems have reacted/ dealt with this process. Contributions from the general audience are most welcome. 

Participants are invited to submit an abstract detailing a possible topic for discussion (not mandatory). Abstracts should be 300-500 words long and address the main question of this round table. 

The results of this round table will be published in a report and a possible special issue of Planning Practice and Research https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cppr20

Reference: Rocco, R., & Van Ballegooijen, J. (2018). The Routledge Handbook on Informal Urbanization. (R. Rocco & J. Van Ballegooijen, Eds.). London ; New York: Routledge.

For more information, please write to Roberto Rocco at r.c.rocco@tudelft.nl

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