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Workshop: Radical Incrementalism & Theories/Practices of Emancipatory Change
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Workshop: Radical Incrementalism & Theories/Practices of Emancipatory Change

This workshop examines ideas of radical incrementalism across our towns and cities. It seeks to explore theories and practices that can support emancipatory change across urban regions through the power of urban dwellers to challenge poverty, oppression and unjust environments. Such actions and processes take place within and beyond the state and suggest important ways […]

What a publishing year for URBAN THEORY! Necessary books 2013-2014.
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What a publishing year for URBAN THEORY! Necessary books 2013-2014.

Urban theory is in a state of excitement—and undergoing change! Several edited books are coming out that tackles uneven development across the globe, and the planetary transformation that urbanisation is driving. Here is a selection. For any one interested, this selection provides a wealth of empirical material and theoretical insights that will be part in […]

Key note at University of Washington: Re-thinking urban theory and ecological studies from a ‘world of cities’
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Key note at University of Washington: Re-thinking urban theory and ecological studies from a ‘world of cities’

Henrik Ernstson gave a key note at University of Washington on urban ecology and ‘world of cities’. A contrasting key note on a ‘science of cities’ was held by Professor Geoffrey West from the Santa Fe Institute. The seminar was organised by Professor Marina Alberti at the University of Washington to give input to the reorganisation of their […]

Emplacing Urbanisms: Relocating Power and Knowledge in Urban Theory
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Emplacing Urbanisms: Relocating Power and Knowledge in Urban Theory

Anthony Levenda reflects sensitively on how Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Urban Political Ecology (UPE) can be related towards the building of a more situated approach to urban political ecology. We met Anthony at the DOPE conference in Kentucky and this is first contribution to the SUPE Commentaries section. Please follow his lead and […]

Pluralizing or Provincializing Urban Political Ecology? [In a World of Cities]
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Pluralizing or Provincializing Urban Political Ecology? [In a World of Cities]

Henrik Ernstson reflects on the difference between “pluralizing” and “provincializing” urban political ecology. In prompting the contributors to send some bullet points in relation to our special session on “Pluralizing the Approaches to Urban Political Ecology in a ‘World of Cities’”, I made a mistake and wrote the wrong word. In my email, in which […]

Pluralizing UPE in a World of Cities: 10 Papers @ DOPE session, Kentucky, Feb 2014
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Pluralizing UPE in a World of Cities: 10 Papers @ DOPE session, Kentucky, Feb 2014

We are very glad to have 10 papers from across the world for our special session on “Pluralizing Urban Political Ecology in a World of Cities” at DOPE 2014. DOPE is The Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference in Lexington, KY, February 27 – March 1. The session will gather in-depth case studies with theoretical conversations, from Jakarta, Teheran, Bangalore to […]

Just Sustainabilities—A new book by Julian Agyeman
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Just Sustainabilities—A new book by Julian Agyeman

 A new book is out from Julian Agyeman that should be of interest to a broad audience, from urban sociologists, geographers, planners and activists, and their combinations! Read more here. Introducing Just Sustainabilities: Policy, Planning, and Practice Julian Agyeman This unique and insightful text offers an exploration of the origins and subsequent development of the concept of […]