The 21st N-AERUS conference will focus on the role of the state in urban governance. The conference will develop specific panels with institutional partners around the following themes:
- Theme 1: Beyond neoliberal urbanisms in the Global South:
What are the current urban development discourses and contemporary multi-level governance models? How do national governments and global cities compete and reclaim their positions in a global context?
- Theme 2: The role of the state in urban rehabilitation and transformation:
What are the current cases of urban redevelopment interventions on a scale from authoritarian to participatory and inclusive approaches, including the state vis-à-vis self-help activism;
- Theme 3: Counter-movements to neoliberal urbanism:
What are the scope and impact of alternative urban movements including the rights discourse and culture? What are the viable examples of partnerships among actors?
- Theme 4: Neo-Keynesian response to the pandemic:
What are the recent experiences of national and local government recovery interventions in cities in post-COVID phase?
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