Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Seminar and Masterclass: Exploring Urbanization: Events, Resources, Risks and Movements

Date: 18 June 2018 - 20 June 2018
Location: Wageningen University campus

The world is rapidly urbanizing. While some see urbanization as an opportunity for more efficiently planned development or even ‘sustainable growth’, more critical voices see it as a site of extreme differences between rich and poor, new forms of capitalist expansion, lack of basic public services, and exclusion of growing slum populations. Simultaneously, the contemporary urban condition is typically marked by the degradation of ecologically more diverse spaces, including forests, soils and watersheds, resulting in socially uneven landscapes of hazard. Characterized, then, by flows of people, goods, resources, ideas, ideals and ambitions as well as by the ruptures and (dis)continuities of hazard and disaster alongside place-based practices of socio-political organization and mobilization, urbanization and urban spaces mean different things to different people.

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