Annual RC21 Conference 2011

The struggle to belong. Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011

Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research – Urban Studies
University of Amsterdam – The Netherlands

29. Slums, Ghettoes, and the Internal Periphery of the Global Urban

Organizers: Delario Lindsey, Francois Bonnet           

29.1 Slums, Ghettoes, and the Internal Periphery of the Global Urban.

Chair: Francois Bonnet. Discussant: Delario Lindsey.                       

Ben Arimah (United Nations Human Settlements Programme Kenya)           
Slums as Expressions of Urban Poverty: Explaining the Prevalence of Slums in African Countries

Catherine Paquette Vassali (Institut de Recherche pour le Dvpt)           
Turning giant social housing settlements into City: dwellers daily struggle in the new periurban conjuntos urbanos of Mexico City.

Ghazala Jamil (University of Delhi)
Spatiality of Differential Belonging: Variable (but Durable) Marginalities among Muslims in Delhi

Fulong Wu, Fangzhu Zhang and Chris Webster (Cardiff University)
Informality and ‘slum clearance’: the development and demolition of urbanized villages in the Chinese peri-urban area

29.2 Slums, Ghettoes, and the Internal Periphery of the Global Urban.
Chair: Delario Lindsey. Discussant: Francois Bonnet.           

Liza Weinstein & Xuefei Ren (Michigan State University / Northeastern University)           
Slum Tourism: The Production and Consumption of Urban Authenticity in the Global South

Pascal E. Kallenberger (EtH Zurich)           
Howrah – a case study on urban poverty and slum transformation in Kolkata

John I. Gilderbloom (a), Joshua Ambrosius (b), Gregory Squires (c), et. al. (a: University of Louisville, b: West Virginia State University, c: George Washington University)
Why are Foreclosures Highest in African American Neighborhoods? A Case Study of a Middle Size City - Appendix

Clement Thery (Colombia University)
The Ordinary Economic Life of Landlords in Low-Income Neighborhoods of Brooklyn

RT29.1 Slums, Ghettoes, and the Internal Periphery of the Global Urban.

Chair: Francois Bonnet.                       

Elisa Maceratini (Sapienza University of Rome)           
Informal city: the cases of Bogotà and Rio de Janeiro

Maria Cristina Cravino (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Brazil)           
Structural transformations of slums in Buenos Aires

Giulia Agostini (Sapienza University of Rome)
The forgotten housing demand: the urban slums in Rome, Italy

Nufar Avni, Oren Yiftache (Ben-Gurion University)           
The Gray-Spacing of Colombo: Structural Urban Transformation

María José Álvarez Rivadulla (Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia)
The evolution and dynamics of land squatting in Montevideo, Uruguay

Cecilia Scoppetta (Sapienza University of Rome)
The essential role of informal settlements in the construction of rent-seeking urban policies.

Distributed papers                       

María Mercedes DI VIRGILIO (a), Maria Soledad ARQUEROS MEJICA (a), Tomás GUEVARA (b) (a: CONICET / UBA-FCS-IIGG – Argentina, b: AGENCIA / UBA-FCE-CEPED – Argentina)
The process of popular habitat production in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA): in search of relations, agreements and disagreements.

Ann Varley (University College London)           
Postcolonialising informality?

Charlotte Lemanski (University College London)           
Urban theory as empirically embedded: Mutated gentrification and downward raiding in a South African ‘slum’

Alexandra Apsan Frediani et. Al. (University College London)
“Slum Rehabilitation and Wellbeing: The Case of Children with Disabilities in Andheri East, Mumbai”

Jose Henrique Bortoluci (University of Michigan)           
Between Periferias and Ghettoes: poverty and spatial sociological imagination in Brazil and in the United States

Indrawan Prabaharyaka and Widyastuti Prabaharyaka (University of Melbourne)           
Participatory Photography: Perception of The Children of Urban Slum Dwellers

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21 December 2011
Deadline for abstract submission

10 January 2011
Notification of selected abstracts

1 March 2011
Registration open

15 May 2011
Deadline for early bird registration and for (some) hotel options

31 May 2011
Deadline for paper submission

15 June 2011
Papers online

7-9 July 2011