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October 2017

ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: Thinking Emancipatory Change through In-depth Urban Case Studies

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - December 7 @ 4:30 pm
African Centre for Cities,
UCT Upper Campus
Cape Town, South Africa
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African Centre for Cities presents its annual seminar series by the Notations of Theories of Radical Urban Change (NOTRUC) project. The 2017 series is entitled 'Thinking Emancipatory Change from Cape Town, Nairobi to New Orleans'.

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November 2017
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Science and Cocktails: Can We Move Beyond the Divided City?

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Orbit,
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa
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Is urban segregation simply a fact of contemporary life? Are the shopping mall and gated community to blame for new forms of urban division? What role does the real estate market play in reproducing urban patterns? Is middle-class suburbia deracializing or not? Does public investment in housing and social amenities worsen or improve urban divides? Do BRT systems help or hinder urban integration? Who, if anyone, can make a difference in altering spacial patterns of the city? It is arguable…

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December 2017

ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: Producing water scarcity in São Paulo, Brazil: The 2014 Water Crisis and the Binding Politics of Infrastructure

December 7 @ 3:00 am - 4:30 pm
Studio 1,
Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Cape Town, South Africa
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The last instalment of the annual ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series is presented by Dr Nate Millington on Producing water scarcity in São Paulo, Brazil: The 2014 Water Crisis and the Binding  Politics of Infrastructure at 15:00 in Studio 1, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town. ABSTRACT In 2014, political intransigence combined with a severe drought to push São Paulo, Brazil, to the edge of a profound water crisis. In this paper, I consider the response to the crisis on…

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February 2018

African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference 2018

February 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
University of Cape Town,
Upper Campus
Cape Town , Western Cape South Africa
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To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the establishment of the African Centre for Cities, we are hosting the ACC International Urban Conference from 1 to 3 February 2018, at the University of Cape Town.

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