How to rethink Anglo-American urban theories through Swedish and French lenses?
Thursday 3rd Dec. & Friday 4th Dec. 2015
Campus de Champs-sur-Marne, Cité Descartes, Bâtiment Bienvenüe, Marne-la-Vallée
Most of urban theory is developed within Anglo-American contexts. But Sweden and France are two countries where the State was traditionally very strong and active in housing policy and urban development. This workshop aims at rethinking Anglo-American urban theory in the light of Swedish and French research, especially about neoliberalism, gentrification, housing policy and markets, planning theory and everyday resistance.
Critical Urban Sustainability Hub (CRUSH) brings together the five largest research environments for urban and housing research in Sweden and is a research platform that engages critically with urban sustainability in general.
CRUSH is a Strong Research Environment financed by FORMAS (2014-2018).
For more information, see http://www.crushproject.se
Justice, Space, Discriminations, Inequalities (JEDI) is a working group of Futurs Urbains Labex that brings together researchers from several research units of Paris-Est University (Lab’Urba, ACP, and LATTS). This group engages critically with inequalities, discriminations and stigmatization, domination or injustice forms encountered by different categories of urban populations.
For more information see http://www.futurs-urbains.fr/fr/justice-espace-discriminations- inegalites/document-96.html
9.30 am: welcome coffee
Thursday 3rd Dec.
9.30 am - 5 pm – Room A 231
Session 1 – How well does neoliberalism account for urban change? 10-11.15 am
• Guy Baeten, Professor in Urban Studies, Malmö University “Neoliberal urbanism in a Nordic context”
• Irene Molina, Professor in Geography, Institute of Housing & Urban Research, Uppsala University "Housing: caught between the forces of racialization and neoliberalism"
• Claire Hancock, professor in Geography, Paris-Est-Créteil University, Lab’Urba
Serge Weber, assistant professor in Geography, Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallée University, ACP Fabrice Ripoll, assistant professor in Geography, Paris-Est-Créteil University, Lab’Urba
“Territorial discriminations or spatial justice? How not to discuss racial issues in France”
Session 2 – Housing the rich? 11.30am-12.45 pm
• Karin Grundström, Senior Lecturer in Built Environment, Dr. in Architecture, Malmö University “Housing the Privileged in the Polarised, Swedish Cityscape”
• Ann Rodenstedt, Post Doc, Geographer, Institute of Housing & Urban Research, Uppsala University “Rich people ́s housing preferences”
Lunch – Room A 301
Session 3 – Planning the city: for whom, with whom? 2 pm-5 pm
• Ståle Holgersen, Post Doc, Geographer, Institute of Housing & Urban Research, Uppsala University "Why is there no Marxist planning theory?"
• Pedro Gomes, Docent in Urban Studies, Paris-Est University, Lab’Urba
“How neoliberal is the production of public space? A few notes from Mouraria, in Lisbon”
• Sara Westin, Post Doc, Geographer, Institute of Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala University “Planning- planners”
• Armelle Choplin, Assistant-Professor in Geography, Paris-Est-Marne-la-Vallée University, ACP “African urban subalternity:hegemonic planning, subaltern practices and neoliberal citizenship (Nouakchott-Accra)”
• Lucile Biarrotte, Docent in Geography, Paris-Est Créteil University, Lab’Urba
Bringing gender and inclusivity into the everyday practices of urban professionals? A research-action project
10.30 am: welcome coffee
Session 5 – Housing markets 2-3.30 pm
Friday 4th Dec.
10.30 am – 5 pm – Room A 301
Session 4 – Social consequences of the housing market 11-12.30 am
• Carina Listerborn, Professor in Urban Planning, Malmö University
"The growing housing precariat: understanding the housing crisis from below"
• Hoai Anh Tran, Docent in Architecture, Dept. of Urban Studies, Malmö University "Negotiated space. Informal housing and state society relation in Vietnam"
• Lina Raad, Post Doc in Geography and Urban Studies, Paris-Est University, Lab’Urba
“Housing policy in communist-run municipalities in the suburbs of Paris: attracting middle- class newcomers while maintaining low-income population?”
• Stig Westerdahl, Docent in Business Administration, Dept. of Urban Studies, Malmö University "Municipal Public Housing Companies: Yield and the City"
• Henrik Gutzon Larsen, Senior Lecturer in Geography, Lund University "Compromised by capital: Scandinavian experiences with co-operative housing"
• Christian Tutin, Professor in Economics, Paris-Est Créteil University, Lab’Urba
“What happened in North-Western European countries? Resilient housing markets in Europe”
Wrap-up and « how do we take this further » session 4-5 pm
Chairs: Carina Listerborn and Claire Hancock