Critical Dialogues Series: The New Urban Agenda 'on the ground' Dialogue.01: Overriding the Urban / Non-Urban Divide


20 April 2015


Scandic Hotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Gabriele-Tergit-Promenade 19, 10963 Berlin

This first dialogue will address new approaches that transcend the urban age discussion (e.g. 50% live in cities) and challenge the idea that cities are bound with urban and non-urban areas opposing one another and spaces which are classified, according to their form, on the urban-rural continuum.

What if, as Brenner and Schmid's critical urban theory on planetary urbanisation suggests, the putative non-urban is internalised in the theory of urbanisation and we no longer talk about form but about processes of
concentrated and extended urbanisation? What does this shift mean when we address resource flows, food security and inequality issues?

The practical perspectives from Chennai, Bogota and Jakarta ground the debate in reality and form the basis of
a critical discussion on the ‘New Urban Agenda’ and its ‘Urban-Rural Linkages’.


There is still time to register for this event, which will take place on April 20 from 14:00 - 18:00.