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Springer | Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides

New article by Roanne van Voorst in Urban Forum – “Juxtapositions in Jakarta: How Flood Interventions Reinforce and Challenge Urban Divides”. AbstractThis paper traces the interplay of spatially, socially and legally juxtaposed differences between different groups of Indonesia’s… Read More

University of Antwerp | Doctoral Scholarship Urbanisation, Poverty and Inequality in Africa

Deadline for application: 26 August 2020 The University of Antwerp’s recently founded Antwerp Interdisciplinary Platform for Research into Inequality (AIPRIL) seeks to advance our understanding of how socioeconomic inequalities are changing, what is driving such trends and what,… Read More

ITC University of Twente | From Closed to Claimed Spaces for Participation: Contestation in Urban Redevelopment Induced-Displacements and Resettlement in Kigali, Rwanda

Newly published article by Alice Nikuze, Richard Sliuzas and Johannes Flacke (ITC University of Twente) – “From Closed to Claimed Spaces for Participation: Contestation in Urban Redevelopment Induced-Displacements and Resettlement in Kigali, Rwanda” Abstract In many cities and… Read More

New publication | On whose land is the city to be built? Farmers, donors and the urban land question in Beira city, Mozambique

New article published by Murtah Shannon, Kei Otsuki, Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht University) and Mayke Kaag (African Studies Centre Leiden) — “On whose land is the city to be built? Farmers, donors and the urban land question in Beira… Read More

Environment and Urbanization | Incremental Housing as a Node for Intersecting Flows of City-Making: Rethinking the Housing Shortage in the Global South

Newly released paper by Femke van Noorloos, Liza Rose Cirolia, Abigail Friendly, Smruti Jukur, Sophie Schramm, Griet Steel and Lucía Valenzuela (2020). Click here to read the full paper.  Abstract:Incremental housing drives urbanization worldwide, and is recognized as… Read More

Call for Papers: CFP RC21 Antwerp: Rethinking the urban housing shortage in the global South: incremental housing as a node for intersecting flows of city-making

RC21 Conference, Antwerp, July 6–8, 2020 Session organizers: Griet Steel, Femke van Noorloos and Abigail Friendly, Department of Human Geography & Planning, Utrecht University Sustainable urban housing stands at the nexus of multiple SDGs (SDG11 figuring prominently), with… Read More

Utrecht University | Looking into the Crystal Ball: Anticipating and Influencing Change in Asian Deltas – Prince Claus Chair Inaugural Lecture by Veena Srinivasan

Looking into the Crystal Ball: Anticipating and Influencing Change in Asian Deltas Prof Veena Srinivasan has been appointed as the holder of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity 2018-2020 at Utrecht University. On 7 May she… Read More

LANDac Publications | Urban Land Grabs in Africa

Urban Land Grabs in Africa (Built Environment Volume 44 – No 4) Click here for the full set of journals. Contents: Urban Land Grabs in Africa? GRIET STEEL, FEMKE VAN NOORLOOS and KEI OTSUKI African Urban Development in a… Read More

Utrecht University | 5 Postdoc researchers for the hub Transforming Cities through Infrastructures

Job description (deadline: 14 June 2018) Within Utrecht University’s strategic theme Pathways to Sustainability an interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed the challenging research programme ‘Transforming Cities through Infrastructures’. In this programme, faculty members from different disciplines (urban governance research,… Read More

Both ENDS | Reference Guide on Infrastructure Set Against Land Governance

The past years have seen a surge in large infrastructure projects, including dams, mines, highways, airports, ports, land reclamation, canals and urban renewal projects. The land assigned to these projects is often inhabited and used for agricultural purposes…. Read More