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In the center of Mumbai, next to the city’s newest and most expensive commercial developments, lies one of Asia’s largest slums, where as many as one million squatters live in makeshift housing on one square mile of government land. This is the…

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Located in the heart of Mumbai, Dharavi is estimated to be the largest slum in Asia. Often referred to as ‘Little India’, it has been home to thousands of migrants from across the country providing opportunities for work and livelihood. As such,…

A lecture by Gyan Prakash, author of Mumbai Fables (Princeton University Press, 2010). Princeton University Press: A place of spectacle and ruin, Mumbai exemplifies the cosmopolitan metropolis. It is not just a big city but also a soaring vision of…

Abstract from the organisers: Romola Sanyal’s talk will address multiple narratives of Dharavi, Mumbai and how these competing and complimentary narratives produce particular claims to citizenship. Much of the work is based around her recent…

Abstract from the distributor: ‘No urbanism without urbanists’ might be a slogan that captures the European and North American urban experience over the past two centuries. Indeed, it is arguable that urbanism is not only an empirical…

Part of the Urban Age six-year conference series, this conference takes as its theme 'Johannesburg : Challenges of inclusion?'. As well as a wealth of related data and analysis, mp3 and video recordings of the entire conference are available on the…

Organisers' description : Mumbai, a Kinetic City, presents a compelling vision that potentially allows us to better understand the blurred lines of contemporary urbanism and the changing roles of people and spaces in urban society. An architecture…

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Abstract from the publisher: Learning the City: Translocal Assemblage and Urban Politics critically examines the relationship between knowledge, learning, and urban politics, arguing both for the centrality of learning for political strategies and…

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Abstract from the publisher : This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and…

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Abstract from the publisher : - The companion to Phaidon’s popular The Endless City, with the same mix of smart writing, remarkable photographs and incisive data on the field of urban development and its related disciplines - An authoritative…

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Abstract from the publisher : This book provides an important account of how the city in South Asia is produced, lived and contested. It examines the diverse lived experiences of urban South Asia through a focus on contestations over urban space,…

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Présentation par l'éditeur : Ingouvernables ? Les très grandes métropoles, de 5 à 20 millions d'habitants, se multiplient ; la majorité d'entre elles se situent dans les pays émergents, accroissant…

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Abstract from the publisher : An in-depth look at the urban history of British Bombay It was the era of the Raj, and yet A Joint Enterprise reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British…

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Abstract from the publisher : Presenting an original take on women’s safety in the cities of twenty-first century India, Why Loiter? maps the exclusions and negotiations that women from different classes and communities encounter in the…

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Abstract from the publisher: Integrated City Making is a report by Philipp Rode, Julie Wagner, Richard Brown, Rit Chandra and Jayaraj Sundaresan of the Urban Age Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2007, Urban Age…

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A first of its kind, this COHRE report examines the worldwide phenomenon of urbanisation from the point of view of women’s housing rights. The report focuses, in particular, on the experiences of women and girls living in slum communities…

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Extract from the introduction 'The Problem': Suketu Mehta - Runaway: A chronicle of metropolitan transience

Extract from the Editorial by Tawa Lama-Rewal and Zérah: This special issue considers together (i) the role of democracy (or lack of it) in the city (Ramaswamy, Heuzé, Ahmad); (ii) the redeployment of urban politics along with economic…

Anant Maringanti is an independent scholar specialising in human geography, based in Hyderabad. Amita Baviskar is at the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi. Karen Coelho is at the Madras Institute of Development Studies. Vinay Gidwani is…
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