Seminar Series

Global South

Winner of the Urban Studies Foundation and Urban Studies  seminar series competition, this landmark series brings together experts whose work covers countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

London Workshop : 23 – 24 March 2012

Santiago Workshop    : 26 – 27 April 2012

* The organisers express sincere thanks to the Urban Studies Foundation and Urban Studies Journal for funding the workshop. We also thank the KCL ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, KCL Department of Geography and LSE Department of Geography and Environment for their support of the workshop.

* Please contact one of the organisers above or send an e-mail to gentrification.globalsouth@gmail.com if you have queries about the workshops in London and Santiago.

The full London programme for 23rd and 24th March can be found below.

Urban scene, Guangzhou

PROGRAMME FOR LONDON WORKSHOP

VENUES

23rd March 2012 : King's College London (KCL) Waterloo Campus
Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, Room FWB2.81
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24th March 2012 : London School of Economics (LSE)
New Academic Building, Room NAB.LG.03
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There will be 30 minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of questions and a 20 minute 'led discussion' at the end of each session.

DAY ONE - 23rd March @ KCL

9-9.40am Coffee and Welcome/Introduction by Loretta Lees / Hyun Shin /  Ernesto López

Session 1: Taiwan, Japan and South Korea (Chair: Loretta Lees)

9.40-10.20am Gentrification, neoliberalism and revanchist urbanism in Taipei
Sue-Ching Jou | Department of Geography, National Taiwan University (co-authored with Eric Clark and Hsiao-Wei Chen)

10.20-11am Urban policy and re-emerged gentrification in Tokyo
Yoshihiro Fujitsuka | Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Kochi University, Japan

11-11.40amProperty development, urban renewal and the spatio-temporality of gentrification in Seoul
Hyun Bang Shin | Department of Geography and Environment, LSE;
Soohyun Kim | Graduate School of Urban and Real Estate Studies, Sejong University, South Korea

11.40 -12.10 noon. Discussant: Rowland Atkinson | Department of Sociology, University of York

12.10-1.30 PM - SANDWICH LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE SEMINAR ROOM

Session 2: South Africa, Malaysia and The Philippines (Chair: Hyun Bang Shin)

1.30-2.10pm (CANCELLED: Gentrification in the context of market led land reforms in Southern Africa Nhamo Samasuwo | Independent Development Trust, Pretoria, SA)
REPLACED BY: Urban theory as empirically embedded: Hybrid gentrification and downward raiding in a South African ‘slum’ by Charlotte Lemanski | Department of Geography, UCL

2.10-2.50pm Linking development-induced displacement with gentrification through urban displacement as an analytical lens: A case-study of the railway project in Manila
Narae Choi | Department of Development Studies, University of Oxford

2.50-3.20pm Discussant: Charlotte Lemanski | Department of Geography, University College London

3.20-3.40PM COFFEE BREAK

Session 3: Pakistan and Turkey (Chair: Ernesto Lopéz)

3.40-4.20pm The attempts at the gentrification of Karachi's coastline
Arif Hasan | Urban Resource Centre (URC), Karachi; Asian Coalition for Housing Rights

4.20-5.00pm The evolution of the gentrification process in Istanbul
Tolga Islam | Department of Urban Planning, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey

5-5.30pm. Discussant: Gareth Jones | Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

 

EVENING: Invited presenters/discussants will be taken out for an early evening meal (6.30pm) by the organizers (details to be given out at welcome), we hope to meet up with all others for drinks before and after this (details to be given out at welcome). 

 


 

DAY TWO - 24th March @ LSE

 

 

 

 

9-9.40am Coffee and Summary thus far by Hyun Shin and Ernesto Lopez.

Session 4: Hong Kong, Singapore and China (Chair: Loretta Lees)

9.40-10.20am The State, the private sector and gentrification in Hong Kong
Adrienne La Grange | Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong;
Frederik Pretorius | Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong

10.20-11am 'New uses need old buildings': Experiential economies and adaptive reuse in urban Singapore
Tou Chuang Chang | Department of Geography, National University of Singapore

11-11.40am Urban accumulation and neighbourhood transformation: Is there gentrification in China?
Hyun Bang Shin | Department of Geography and Environment, LSE

11.40 -12 noon. Discussant: Paul Waley | School of Geography, The University of Leeds

12-1PM - SANDWICH LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE SEMINAR ROOM

Session 5: Syria and Lebanon (Chair: Hyun Bang Shin)

1-1.40pm Gentrification and authoritarian resilience in old Damascus, Syria
Yannick Sudermann | School of GeoSciences, The University of Edinburgh

1.40-2.20pm Neither state nor pioneers: Questioning the usefulness and applicability of the term 'gentrification' for processes of urban change in Beirut, Lebanon
Marieke Krijnen | Department of Third World Studies, Ghent University, Belgium;
Christiaan M. De Beukelaer | Institute of Communication Studies, The University of Leeds

2.20-2.40pm Discussant: Debby Potts | Department of Geography, King's College London

2.40-3PM COFFEE BREAK

Session 6: Turkey and India (Chair: Ernesto Lopéz)

3.00-3.40pm The making of state-led gentrification: the case of Tarlabasi, Istanbul
Bahar Sakizlioglu | Faculty of Geosciences, Utecht University, The Netherlands

3.40-4.20pm (CANCELLED - Grappling with tradition: Uneven and inconsistent gentrification in Kolkata suburbsUrmi Sengupta | School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queen's University of Belfast)
REPLACED BY: Postcolonialising the historical comparativism of gentrification by Andrew Harris | Department of Geography, UCL

4.20-4.40pm. Discussant: Andrew Harris | Department of Geography, University College London

4.40-5pm. Concluding Panel Discussion
PhD students from KCL and LSE working on gentrification in the global south.
Jennifer Robinson | Department of Geography, University College London;
Sue Parnell | Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, University of Cape Town;
Loretta Lees | Department of Geography, King's College London;
Hyun Bang Shin | Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics;
Ernesto López | Department of Urban Planning, University of Chile 

EVENING: Invited presenters/discussants will be taken out for an early evening meal (6.30pm) by the organizers (details to be given out at welcome), we hope to meet up with all others for drinks before and after this (details to be given out at welcome).

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