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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Calender of Events: International Affairs

Newly Urban: Re-imagining the City, Re-defining Urban Politics?
Oct. 24, 2018, 14:00 - 17:15
Geb. 30.28
R 005

The urbanized world faces serious problems. To address them, new visions of what constitutes a “good city” and how to get there are being developed and contested. The politics of urban re-imagination as well as new urban politics as such are changing our cities and call for an informed and responsible participation of citizens. Let’s explore cities and urban cultures paying attention to different world regions. Let’s examine unique and common features of various cities, their current challenges and hopes as well as disputable triumphs and failures. Let’s analyze critical problems of contemporary global urbanization in general and of various types of cities in particular and discuss controversial aspects of global political and economic positioning of cities, of urban strategies, planning, governance, policy-making, identities, inequalities, cultures, branding, etc. Looking at different curious cases, we will focus on some up-to-date issues, referring to cutting-edge academic critique of urban development as well as to contextualized problem-solving attempts of specific cities.

Please note: the course takes 6 weeks and requires a good knowledge of English

2-6 ECTS



Wed 24.10.18, 14:00–17:15

Wed 31.10.18, 14:00–17:15

Wed 07.11.18, 14:00–17:15

Wed 14.11.18, 14:00–17:15

Wed 21.11.18, 14:00–17:15

Wed 28.11.18, 14:00–17:15

Wed 05.12.18, 14:00–17:15

Olga Pak
ZAK | Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Direktorin
Tel: 0721/608 42043
Mail:christine karlMgb3∂kit edu
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