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March 2017

Luxified skies: How vertical urban housing became an elite preserve

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Studio 3,
ENGEO Building, Upper Campus. University of Cape Town,
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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The African Centre for Cities and the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics are pleased to co-host a Special Lecture by Prof Stephen Graham entitled 'Luxified skies: How vertical urban housing became an elite preserve'. Abstract This talk is a call for critical urban research to address the vertical as well as horizontal aspects of social inequality. It seeks, in particular, to explore the important but neglected causal connection between the demonisation and dismantling of social housing towers constructed in many cities between…

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