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Cities for human development: a capability perspective to city-making

When: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Dorothy Susskind Auditorium (A1), John Moffat Building
Start time:16:00

Dr Alexandre Apsan Frediani, Senior Lecturer, University College London, will present this Faces of the City seminar.

This presentation discusses the book project titled: Cities for Human Development: A capability perspective to city-making. The book intends to establish links between literature on human development and capability approach with critical urban theory debates, exploring the interface between justice and urban development. An analytical framework drawing on Amartya Sen’s work is proposed in its introduction, and then each element of the framework is examined in the following chapters through the use of eight different case studies. The book focuses on civic-led practices of city-making, and explores their role in expanding the capabilities of marginalised urban dwellers. This seminar will introduce the book's objectives and structure, with a focus on the tensions and challenges the author is facing in addressing the book’s proposed objectives.

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