Planning, Popular Democracy and Alternatives to Capitalism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
• Greg Albo, Professor Department of Politics, York University
• Raju Das, Professor Department of Geography, York University
• Kanishka Goonewardena, Professor Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto
• Justin Podur, Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
• Luisa Sotomayor, Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
*Chaired by Stefan Kipfer
About the 2018-2019 FES Speaker Series: (Re) Making Urban Space
This research-focused speaker series takes a multi-format and interdisciplinary perspective, to interrogate 11 relevant topics involving planning, urban infrastructures and civic capacity. Through a mix of panel discussions, guest lectures and roundtables, the goal is to generate critical debate on topics that intersect planning practice, governance, infrastructures and place-making in contemporary cities.
The topics have been curated by consulting FES faculty and students on emerging areas of interest in urban studies, and by balancing out historical and theoretical discussions with contemporary planning debates.
While most of the events are connected to the Toronto context, speakers will also present research from diverse cities such as Halifax, Kitchener-Waterloo, Vancouver, Detroit, French municipalities and Bogotá, Colombia.