“Territorializing the Urban, Urbanizing the Territory: New Research” Colloquium

How should we study the territorial dimensions of urbanization?  In what ways are inherited territorial landscapes being urbanized?  In this colloquium, a group of GSD doctoral students and faculty reflect on these questions in relation to diverse arenas of historical and contemporary research on cites, regions, infrastructures and states.

Paper session 1:  2:00-3:15pm

Samaa Elimam, Measures of Utility: Inscribing Public Works in the Nile Delta

Tommy Hill, Space in the Equation: the Problem of Space in Contemporary Systems Thought

Paper session 2:  3:30-4:45pm

Maria Atuesta, Planning for the Vast, Uncharted Interior: Infrastructure and Resource Redistribution in Post-Conflict Colombia

Tamer Elshayal, Territory, Infrastructures of Mobility, and State Power in Late Postcolonial Egypt (1970-2010)

Roundtable discussion:  5:00-6:30pm

Research Horizons on urbanization and territory:  a conversation with Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, and Antoine Picon

This event is jointly organized by the Urban Theory Lab, the History/Theory Platform and the PhD Program in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.

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