Territorializing Urban Frontiers Workshop

08 Apr 2019 - 10 Apr 2019
Oxford School of Global and Area Studies

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TERRITORIALIZING URBAN FRONTIERS: PROPERTY, LOCAL SOCIAL RELATIONS AND THE STATE

This workshop investigates at urban frontiers  – areas where land use, property development, housing and amenities undergo rapid change. These transformations are often referred to as ‘ahead of regulation’, so to speak, or not regulated by state planning authorities.  The actions of landed elites, builders, real estate developers, brokers, inhabitants (old and new) and entrepreneurs or all shades re-work property right relations and construct urban asset classes for renting out that uneven development of infrastructures and public and private facilities. While this production or urban space can be illegal, punctuated by the art, contradictory and driven by a mix of livelihood strategies and profiteering, organized interest to territorialize, ie to fix, consolidate and institutionalize a configuration of social relations (property relations in particular) and governance processes are aligned with their political and economic agendas.

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