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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, 12 October 2018 | Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower – Jennifer Robinson
Article: Global and world cities: a view from off the map
Book: Ordinary Cities
Expansion Piece: Mabin, S. (2010). Grounding southern city theory in time and place. In Parnell, S., & Oldfield, S. (2010). The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South. Routledge.
Facilitator: Yasir Hameed
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


Oct 12 - 13 2018


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, Keele Campus
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