Monthly Archives: October 2013

SUPE organizes row of special sessions in 2014 on “Pluralizing Urban Political Ecology” – First at DOPE in Lexington
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SUPE organizes row of special sessions in 2014 on “Pluralizing Urban Political Ecology” – First at DOPE in Lexington

During 2014 we are organizing a series of special sessions on “Pluralizing the Approaches to Urban Political Ecology in a ‘World of Cities’”. The aim is to discuss how we in the coming decade can create a broad and rich repertoire for unpacking urban political ecologies in a ‘world of cities’ that can handle and take […]

Waste management and climate financing in Mbale
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Waste management and climate financing in Mbale

During November Jonathan Silver will be undertaking new research as part of his role in the LSE Cities ‘Urban Uncertainty‘ project. Below he gives a brief commentary of the work. This work aims to examine the challenge of securing the necessary financing for infrastructure investment in small- and medium-sized cities, such as Mbale, Uganda. Since […]

Notes from a Pretoria classroom
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Notes from a Pretoria classroom

Mary Lawhon teaches urban geography at University of Pretoria. In this first of a mini-series of commentaries Mary reflects on the experience of teaching her first undergraduate module. I’m in the middle of teaching my first urban geography course in the global South.  I inherited half of the 14 week class too late to change […]

New Antipode article on Situated Urban Political Ecologies
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New Antipode article on Situated Urban Political Ecologies

Rethinking urban ecologies of the global South We’ve have just published a new article in the geography journal Antipode on “Provincializing Urban Political Ecology: Towards a Situated UPE Through African Urbanism“. In this article we argue that the ecologies being shaped through the new and rapidly emergent forms of urbanization that we witness in the global South […]