Making slum-free cities: Ananya Roy to talk at Wits
[Johannesburg, 14 May 2013] -
The School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand invites you to attend the 2013 Rusty Bernstein Memorial Lecture: “Making Slum-Free Cities: Global Urbanism in the Asian Century”, delivered by Ananya Roy, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at the University of California, Berkeley.Date: 16 May 2013
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Dorothy Susskind Auditorium, John Moffat Building, East Campus, Wits UniversityThe Asian Century can be understood as a historical conjuncture marked by new formations of economic hegemony and bold claims of Asian ascendancy. This talk examines how, at such a historical moment, the urban question becomes the matter of government, and how in particular, the megacity of slums is transformed into the Asian world-class city.