Who owns the sustainable city? The politics of property and urban development in Australia, Brazil and Chile.
Associate Professor: Libby Porter
Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne
Ciclo de eventos 2015 COES / CONTESTED CITIES
Fecha: Lunes 11 de mayo de 2015, 17:30
Lugar: Sala seminarios, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad de Chile, Portugal 84, Santiago
La reunión será en la sala de Seminarios del Departamento de Urbanismo FAU.
Dirección: Portugal 84, Santiago. La ponencia y discusión serán en inglés.
This talk will introduce the framing of my current project about the intensification of urban displacement and social division in cities that publicly proclaim to be implementing ‘sustainable urban policies’. The problem of displacement and its link to urban sustainability policy and practice is conceived through a frame of marginalized property rights. This is because we often see a seamless interlocking of calls for urban renewal in the name of sustainability that result in a deepening of displacement tendencies. The project thinks differently about property – what property is, why it has become so narrowly defined under liberal and neoliberal models, and how we might rethink property outside of ownership in the service of those threatened by displacement. These issues are explored in three very different cities – Santiago, Sao Paulo and Melbourne – to ask how different types of property relation are expressed in each place.
CV de Libby Porter:
Libby Porter is Associate Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne in the Centre for Urban Research. Her research focuses on how planning and urban development produce dispossession and displacement, working on Indigenous dispossession in Australia and Canada, as well as gentrification and renewal in the UK. Libby is author of Unlearning the Colonial Cultures of Planning and is author of many papers and other edited collections. She is Assistant Editor of Planning Theory and Practice, and involved in many activist-scholar networks for progressive planning and urban development.