Workshop "Urban Governance and City Planning"

Chaired by
Carole Rakodi (Professor of International Urban Development, University of Birmingham, UK)

  • Matthias Bernt (Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany)
    “Informal Urbanisation, Self-Organisation and ‘Socialism of the 21st Century’: The Caracas Experiment”
  • Christopher Capozzola (History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA)
    “The Devolution of Disaster: Popular Politics and Regional Governance in Metropolitan Manila"
  • Shiuh-Shen Chien (Economic Geography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)
    “‘Urban Governance, Chinese Style - A Perspective of Asymmetric Decentralization “
  • Daniela Coimbra de Souza (Public Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria)
    “Governance challenges in metropolitan areas: the case of the industrial ABC Region in São Paulo, Brazil"
  • Pramita Harjati Budihardjo (Government Partnership Officer and Urban Resource Team, Mercy Corps, Jakarta, Indonesia)
    “Urban Poor Community Empowerment through Environmental Improvement and Income Generation Initiatives: North Jakarta, Indonesia”
  • Sandra KĂŒrten (Southeast Asian Studies, University of Passau, Germany)
    “’KhĂŽng dĂąm lĂȘn co’ – ‘Do Not Step on the Grass’. Assessing State-Society Relations in Urban Vietnam”
  • Matthieu Lietaert (Governance, European University Institute, Florence, Italy)
    “Cohousing: Flexible Village-Like Communities inside Big Cities”
  • Elena Nechaeva (International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, Russia)
    “Interethnic Harmony and Governmental Policy in the City-State of Singapore”
  • Ifeanyi Onwuzuruigbo (Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
    “Cities, Insecurity and the Rise of Ethnic Vigilant Organisations in Nigeria”
  • Urmi Sengupta (Architecture, University of Ulster, Ireland)
    “Assessing Four Pillars of Housing Reform in Kolkata: A Zero Sum Situation”
  • Alfonso Valenzuela-Aguilera (Urban Planning, State University of Morelos, Mexico)
    “Spaces of Trust: Crime, Surveillance and the Social Control of Space in Latin American Megacities”
  • Tara Van Dijk (Geography, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
    “The Need for Ethnographic Reconnaissance in Urban Governance Studies”
  • Michael Waibel (Geography, University of Hamburg, Germany)
    “Mega-Urban Growth, Informality and the Issue of Governability: Towards Theorising Specific Informal Dynamics in a Wider Context”
  • Christian Wuttke (Geography, University of Hamburg, Germany)
    “Intercity Competition in China’s Pearl River Delta”