Planning Futures? On Decolonial, Postcolonial, and Abolitionist Planning
Organized by Hiba Bou Akar, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the Post Conflict Cities Lab at Columbia GSAPP. Featuring presentations by Teresa Caldeira, Mustafa Dikeç, Mona Fawaz, Neema Kudva, Faranak Miraftab, Libby Porter, Malini Ranganathan, Katharine N. Rankin, Ananya Roy, Andrea Roberts, Akira Drake Rodriguez, AbdouMaliq Simone, Sheryl-Ann Simpson, Bjorn Sletto, James H. Spencer, Vanessa Watson, and Oren Yiftachel.
This one-day conference organized by Professor Bou Akar brings leading planning and urban scholars who are re-thinking the field of urban planning and policy from postcolonial, decolonial and abolitionist perspectives. It asks the following two interrelated questions: What are the futures of the field of urban planning, and what futures we ought to plan for when the future that is imagined in most of the world is one of state violence, dispossession, exploitation, war and conflict, pandemics, and climate change?
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