- September 11, 2018 - September 11, 2018
Adrianna Allen is Professor of Development Planning and Urban Sustainability at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at University College London. She is Co-Chair of the Gran challenge of Sustainable Cities and Co-editor of the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (IJUSD). Her research has focused on the production, reproduction and transformation of urban environmental (in)justices. Through the articulation of an urban political ecology and regulation theory perspective, her work looks at the interface between insurgent practices and planned interventions and their capacity to generate transformative spaces, places and social relations. In addition she has worked on citizenship and the governance of service provision. Looking into at questions of hydric justice and the scope of service co-production to deliver not just improved access to basic services such as water and sanitation but above all to forge mechanisms for inclusive citizenship. Furthermore her focus on resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, calls for and actual responses to climate variability in the urban global south are prompting new debates on the way in which concomitant challenges are socially constructed by scientists, governments and citizens, who should respond to them and how and who is worst affected and why.
Roger Keil is a German-Canadian political scientist and urban researcher. He is a professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto. He is the former director of the CITY Institute and the director of Canadian Centre for German and European Studies at York University in Toronto. He holds a doctorate in Political Science from Frankfurt University. His research focuses on the essential processes of urban development, especially on the political management of global cities. Furthermore, his research also deals with the suburbanisation phenomena and the concept of “in-between city”. He has carried on numerous research on urban political ecology.