Cluster Staff and Research Student activities at AAG Annual Meeting 2016

logo_aagAt this year’s AAG (American Association of Geographers) annual meeting, many members of the Cities Research Cluster are presenting their work and actively taking part as organisers, chairs, discussants and panelists.  The annual meeting will take place between 29 March and 2 April 2016 in San Francisco, USA.


STAFF PRESENCE

Dr Ryan Centner

  • Chair, Organiser and Presenter, ‘Space as a Field: Habitus, Capital & Place’ as part of the Paper Session: Bourdieu, Space & Geography: Fieldwork Reflections & Theoretical Innovations
  • Panelist, Author Meets Critics: Asher Ghertner’s Rule by Aesthetics
  • Chair and Organiser, Middle-Class Cities of the Global South? 1: Building Middleclassness
  • Chair and Organiser, Middle-Class Cities of the Global South? 2: Inhabiting the Middle

 

 

Dr. Murray Low

  • Presenter, ‘Capital cities and the geopolitics of knowledge’ as part of the Paper Session: Accessibility, Flows and Identities at the Crossroads: from Gottmann to Contemporary Urban/Political Geography
  • Discussant, [IJUS Lecture by Peter Taylor] Cities in climate change: challenges in making a social science fit for the Anthropocene

 

Dr Hyun Bang Shin

  • Organiser and Panelist, CITY journal sessions #1-1: The Urban Process under Planetary Accumulation by Dispossession
  • Chair and Organiser,  CITY journal sessions #1-2: The Urban Process under Planetary Accumulation by Dispossession
  • Discussant,  Developmentalism transformed (2): South Korea’s social development and international status
  • Chair and Organiser,  Rural-urban continuum area as a “blind field”: Critical reflections on the spatiality of China’s urbanisation
  • Chair, Introducer and Organiser,  The Myth of Smart Urbanism: Songdo City and Beyond (1/2)
  • Organiser, The Myth of Smart Urbanism: Songdo City and Beyond (2/2)
  • Presenter,  ‘Developmental Urbanisation and the Genealogy of Urban Rights in South Korea’ as part of the Paper Session: Developmentalism transformed (1): Developmental urbanism in South Korea


RESEARCH STUDENT PRESENCE

Matt Birkinshaw 

  • Organiser and Presenter, ‘Save Water, Save Life: Rethinking Water in “Clean, Green Delhi”‘ as part of the Paper Session: Infrastructural engagements and urban re-imaginations in the global South 2
  • Chair, Introducer and Organiser, Infrastructural engagements and urban re-imaginations in the global South 1


Mara Nogueira 

  • Presenter, ‘Displacements in the context of mega-events: rights and legitimacy’ as part of the Paper Session: Geographies of conflict, contestation, and coalescence

 

Do Young Oh

  • Presenter, ‘New Songdo City: Unsung Science Space in South Korea’ as part of the Paper Session:
    Global Science Scapes 2
  • Panelist, The Myth of Smart Urbanism: Songdo City and Beyond (1/2)

 

Harry Pettit 

  • Introducer and Organiser, Middle-Class Cities of the Global South? 1: Building Middleclassness
  • Organiser, Middle-Class Cities of the Global South? 2: Inhabiting the Middle
  • Presenter, ‘Learning to Dream: inciting autonomy in order to “solve” a youth unemployment crisis in Egypt’ as part of the Paper Session: Relational Poverty 1: Uneven spatialities and the production of poverty knowledge


Christopher Suckling

  • Organiser and Presenter, ‘Cultivating Hierarchy: Letting Bourdieu Deal With Uncertainty in Sierra Leone’s Cannabis Economy’ as part of the Paper Session: Bourdieu, Space & Geography: Fieldwork Reflections & Theoretical Innovations

 

Meredith Whitten

  • Chair, Organiser and Presenter, ‘Urban green space as a Tardis? How the past influences the delivery and management of urban green space in 21st century London’ as part of the Paper Session: Urban parks and green spaces in the 21st century city
  • Chair and Organiser, Urban parks and green spaces in the 21st century city – session 2


Yimin Zhao 

  • Organiser and Presenter, ‘Urbanising Greenbelt in Beijing: Spatial tactics, land politics and urban expansion’ as part of the Paper Session: Rural-urban continuum area as a “blind field”: Critical reflections on the spatiality of China’s urbanisation

 

San Francisco (Photograph courtesy of Do Young Oh)
San Francisco (Photograph courtesy of Do Young Oh)

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