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19:00 - 21:00 29 January 2014

Outside In, Inside Out: Launching DPU60


Darwin B40 LT | (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Adriana Allen, Senior Lecturer, Representative of Environmental Justice, Urbanisation and Resilience research cluster, DPU
Dr Colin Marx, Lecturer, Representative of State and Market: Governance and Policy for Development research cluster, DPU
Julian Walker, Lecturer, Representative of Diversity, Social Complexity & Planned Intervention research cluster, DPU
Caren Levy, Senior Lecturer, Representative of Urban Transformations research cluster, DPU
Professor Julio D Davila, Director, DPU, Chair of the Event
Carole Rakodi, Carole Rakodi is a social scientist and town planner, who has worked as a professional and researcher in a number of countries, mainly in Africa, including Zambia, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Her main interests are in urban land policy and management, urban poverty and livelihoods, urban politics and participation, and religions and development, topics on which she has published widely. A lecturer and Professor for many years in the Universities of Cardiff and Birmingham, from 2005 to 2011 she directed a major international research programme on Religions and Development. She continues to work on urban land and gender and religions and development and is currently co-editing a special issue of Urban Studies on urban land and conflict.

In this event, the first of the DPU’s Dialogues in Development Anniversary Series and the official launch of the DPU's 60th Anniversary activities, representatives of each of the DPU's four research clusters will speak on the key problematics that cities and regions are facing today. The session will be in keeping with the guiding theme of many of the Anniversary’s activities: Thinking Across Boundaries. From the perspectives of their research clusters, each speaker will put forth the key issues that they wish to be debated in the year ahead. They will also question what kind of boundaries might need to be crossed in order to confront these challenges, and where and how can the potential agency to do so could be found, supported and/or strengthened. The presentations will be followed by reflections from Carole Rakodi and then a plenary discussion.

The session will also see the launch of a film from the DPU's on going Thinking Across Boundaries research initiative.


Matthew Wood-Hill
+44 (0)20 3108 9136 | matthew.wood-hill@ucl.ac.uk


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