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Emerging Asian Urbanisms: Reading Discussion Session

The Fall term reading discussion sessions will follow the foundation theories and in depth work of Jennifer Robinson, Ananya Roy and AbdouMaliq Simone on the processes of urban development, planning and contestation across the continent. It aims to engage graduate students and faculty from different disciplines in exploring global south interventions and the post-colonial in urban theory. 

In the Winter 2019 term, there will be an opportunity for participants to synthesize the work and present at roundtable events.
Friday, 9 November 2018 | Room 280A, Second Floor, York Lanes – Ananya Roy
Article: Urban Informality
Book: Poverty Capital
Expansion Piece: Bhan, Gautam (2009). ‘This Is No Longer the City I Once Knew’. Evictions, the Urban Poor and the Right to the City in Millennial Delhi. Environment and Urbanization 21 (1): 127-42.
Facilitator: Nabeel Ahmed
ABOUT: The Emerging Asian Urbanisms series at the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) explores the diverse processes and practices of urbanism and urbanization in Asia. It draws upon calls made by Ananya Roy and Jennifer Robinson, among others, to investigate “new geographies of theory” as fertile sources of uncovering new ways of understanding urbanism everywhere.
To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Amardeep Kaur (Doctoral Candidate in Geography) at


Nov 09 2018


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Room 280A, Second Floor, York Lanes
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