Keynote speakers CITIES THAT TALK

  • March 10, 2014 - March 13, 2014

Jeffrey Hou is Associate Professor and chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research concerns engaging citizens in urban development, community design and insurgencies. He is the author of Transcultural Cities: Border-Crossing and Placemaking (2013), editor of Insurgent Public Space: Guerilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities (2010) and co-author of Greening Cities, Growing Communities: Learning from Urban Community Gardens in Seattle (2009).

Andy Merrifield
 , Fellow of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, an independent researcher, social theorist and urban geographer. He is s co-editor of The Urbanization of Injustice (1996) and author of eight books, including Metromarxism (2002) and Dialectical Urbanism (2002), and The Politics of the Encounter: Urban Theory and Protest under Planetary Urbanization (2013). His new book The New Urban Question, will be published in March 2014.

Carina Listerborn is Professor in Urban Planning and Design at Department of Urban Studies, Malmö University. Her research focuses on urban questions of gender, planning and theory She finished her Ph.D (“Safe City. Discourses on Women’s Fear in Research, Policy Development and Local Practice, in Urban Planning and Design”) in 2002 at Chalmers University, Gothenburg. Recent research focuses on urban conflicts in relation to urban social sustainability.

Britt Baillie is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, and a founding member of the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research,  University of Cambridge   Her research concerns the politicization of cultural heritage, memory and identity, religious uses and concepts of space, and theories of destruction.  She is the co-editor of (2013) Locating Urban Conflicts: Ethnicity, Nationalism and the Everyday, Palgrave, London.