As the pace of urbanisation accelerates around the world, cities in the global South offer today the richest range of experiences in the urban condition. Two internationally renowned scholars, AbdouMaliq Simone and Diane Davies, will discuss the governance challenges of cities in Africa and Latin America – the provisionality, informality, promise and violence that characterise the organisation of urban life in much of the world today.
This double lecture marks the conclusion of the first phase of the project ‘Understanding the Dynamics of Urban Flexibility and Reconstruction’, sponsored by the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities.
Diane E. Davis (International Development Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT)
Urban violence in the developing world: tackling the legacies of political and economic informality
AbdouMaliq Simone (Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London)
Mobilizing the uncertainty: postcolonial operations of an urban majority