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21st INURA Conference
Mexico City / Tepoztlán 2011
Short report and acknoledgement:
The speakers and tours were very extremely inspiring. The introduction at the UNAM provided necessary background for the tours and debates. Even though three days of tours can never be enough to see Mexico City we got a well-chosen cross-section of the metropolis, not only geographically.
Thanks again to all those who organized, helped, and guided, especially Mariana, Claudia, Frank, Laura, and most of all Beatriz, Ana and Xanath. And please extend our thanks to all extra guides and to those who translated, those who presented their projects, and all those who provided us with food, drinks and information. Jorge foremost!
Richard Wolff, INURA Zurich / Common Office
Two Films by Tino Bucholz:
In this film, the search for creativity is linked to existential struggles for affordable housing and working space in Amsterdam, such as temporary accommodation, squatting, anti-squatting and some institutional synthesis: "breeding places" Amsterdam.
Video about the new urban (anti-squatting) regulations, upcoming eviction around and urban movements in Amsterdam. See this short portrait of "Gallery Schijnheilig and the Right to the City", which highlights the changing situation in Amsterdam and overall neoliberalization of Dutch urban policies.
Attacks against Freedom of Speech at University Leuven, Belgium
A critical researcher of the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, Barbara Van Dyck, was dismissed because of her participation in and views on the Field Liberation Movement, which happened Sunday, May 29, in Brussels. The Field Liberation Movement was simply taking non-violent action against the use of GMO crops in Europe.
This is a direct bounce in the freedom of speech, aiming at making critical researchers scared and silence. I signed the petition and invite those who care for the freedom of speech to do the same. The link is below.
The petition against the dismissal of Barbara van Dyck counts already over 4000 signatures, including many academics from all over the World. The plan was that a delegation of professors, researchers, and sympathizers would hand over the petition to Mark Waer, Rector of the KULeuven on June 28th.
London Battersea Power Station- a tragi-comedy of errors...
Essen and Istanbul (and Pécs) are capitals of culture of Europe 2010. Therefore INURA Ruhr organizes a foto-competition of real + daily life challgenges for local people.
30 Years of Modernisation in Rotterdam.
More than 150 urban researchers and activists came together to discuss urban development of the last 20 years. Teams from 36 cities from 5 continents presented their posters about the situation in their city. An overwhelming comparison of similar and different patterns and processes was made. The work on this goes on. Keynote speeches were held by Ananya Roy (Global Metropolitan Studies Center, University of California, Berkeley), Christian Schmid, ETH Zürich / INURA Zürich), Sobhanlal Bonnerjee (Centre for the Built Environment, Kolkata), Wing Shing Tang (Baptist University, Hong Kong), Omar Urán Arenas (Instituto Popular de Capacitacion, Medellín), Zodwa Nsibande (Abahlali baseMjondolo, Durban). Several tours were guided through Zurich and its housing, planning, cooperative, culture issues. See also programme.
|23-01-09||Whose Urban Renaissance? - New book questioning urban developments critically||Several INURA members|
|08-01-07||New online journal: http://www.urbanreinventors.net/ The Urban Reinventors is a newly released online urban journal whose aim is to analyze political strategies of urban redevelopment implemented by entrepreneurial administrations of western countries within the growth-oriented and competition-driven framework of urban governance of the contemporary city.||Urban Reinventors||Berlin, Germany|
|07-09-27||Report from Anti London Olympics/regeneration march and meeting plus comment||London|
Arrest of urban researcher in Berlin - read more
|07-02-05||Social Justice, Vol. 33, No. 3 (2006) "Neoliberalism, Globalization and Resistance"||Several INURA members||contents of journal|
|06-11-28||Launch of Planners Network UK - http://www.pnuk.org.uk||Planners Network||UK|
|06-07-06||Kings Cross: Think Again Campaign Kings Cross Railway Lands Group in alliance with member groups and others, is campaigning for a re-think about the proposals for the railway lands - Summer 2006. Read the leflet and sign the petition.||Kings Cross Railway Lands Group||London, UK|
Institute at York University launched A new centre for urban research at York University is bringing together
more than 40 faculty members who research city-related topics ranging
from housing to immigration. The City Institute at York University will
focus on everything urban; whether it is the areas "in-between"
city cores and suburbs, or the social forces at work in cities around
the globe. Researchers from eight faculties at York are already doing
this type of collaborative, interdisciplinary research, says Roger Keil,
an environmental studies professor who has been appointed as director
of the institute. The growing interest in urban issues, both in the
university and the community, convinced York to pull all of that expertise
into an organized research unit
|INURA Toronto||Toronto, CA|
|06-05-21||The Housing Question in Florence (in Italian)||Marvi Maggio||Florence, I|
|06-05-23||Reports from the European Social Forum 2006 in Athens||London Social Forum|
|06-05-23||NEW BOOK:The Global Cities Reader||Neil Brenner, Roger Keil||New York|
|06-03-22||NEW BOOK: Stadt, Kultur, Innovation. Kulturwirtschaft und kreative innovative Kleinstunternehmen in Zürich||Philipp Klaus||Zurich, CH|
|06-03-22||Marvi Maggio||Florence, I|
UPDATES: Luton / Marsh Farm:
|The Marsh Farm Capacity Building Programme for the Community Outreach Project||Luton, UK|
|05-01-12||NEW BOOK: Nonprofit-Organisationen und die Transformation lokaler Beschäftigungspolitik||Volker Eick, Britta Grell, Margit Mayer, Jens Sambale||Berlin, D|
|04-11-22||World Charter on the Right to the City||Habitat International Coalition||--|
|02-03-07||Charter for a New Municipium launched by Italian Urban Researchers and Planners||--|