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Join us for the "Smart People & Urban Commoning" Event No.6: (Kopie 1)

Re-negotiating top-down and bottom-up?
Learning from smart informality to approach global urbanization challenges.

28. Januar 2015, Mittwoch, 18-20 Uhr
TU Berlin, Hardenbergstraße 16-18, Raum HBS 005

Rainer Hehl is an architect and urban designer and is currently professor for the ‘Architecture Design Innovation Program’ at the TU Berlin. For the last seven years he was teaching at the ETH Zurich conducting research and design projects on urban developments in emerging territories with a focus on informal settlements and mass housing in Brazil.

Gautam Bhan teaches, researchers and writes on urban poverty and inequality at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore. His work both as an activist and academic has particularly focused on displacement, evictions and resettlement. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Marie Huchzermeyer is a professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her research has spanned Brazil, South Africa and Kenya, where she has explored questions of policy and rights as they relate to informal settlements, large-scale private rental stock and housing more broadly. She recently published ‘Cities With ‘Slums’: From Informal Settlement Eradication to a Right to the City in Africa’ (UCT Press) and ‘Tenement Cities: From 19th Century Berlin to 21st Century Nairobi’ (Africa World Press).

Grace Nyonyintono Lubaale is currently Strategic Advisor in the UNH Regional Office for Africa. He is an Urban and Regional Planner and holds a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in South Africa. He has wide experience in poverty and urban development in Africa.

Moderation: Philipp Misselwitz, Chair Habitat Unit / TU Berlin.

The event has been organised in cooperation with COOP CITY NETWORK – a trans-disciplinary initiative of TU Berlin promoting citizen-led approaches to global housing challenges. COOP CITY NETWORK is supported by the International Social Science Council ISSC.

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