Ecology


ACC NOTRUC Seminar Series: Contesting the Coast: Infrastructure, Ecology and Coastal Planning in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta – Cancelled

This seminar focuses on environmental politics and regional urban planning based on a paper by Dr Joshua Lewis and Dr Henrik Ernstson called Contesting the Coast: Infrastructure, Ecology and Coastal Planning in New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta. The paper is presented by Dr Henrik Ernstson who works at ACC and is affiliated to […]

Co-management at the fringes: Examining stakeholder perspectives at Macassar Dunes, Cape Town, South Africa

Henrik Ernstson

This paper develops, juxtaposes and interprets quite different understandings of a conservation area in Cape Town. The history of colonialism and apartheid, racialized readings and notions of identity, influences how different stakeholders, from poor residents and slum-dwellers to conservation managers, understand the space of Macassar Dunes and what it means to ‘conserve’ it as a […]

Political and Affective Ecologies of the City

In her talk, Dr Karen Till will explore the limitations and possibilities of considering urban ecology as a means to ‘think the city differently’. Her starting premise is simple: how might we begin to challenge dominant paradigms in urban theory, including resilience and neoliberal speculative urbanisms, that define ground merely as property and contain time […]

“Stop calling me RESILIENT!!!”

Henrik Ernstson

On his blog Rhizomia.net, Henrik Ernstson  to Tom Slater’s recent article “The resilience of neoliberal urbanism”. In his commentary, Ernstson explains his recent move away from “resilience theory” as work on the Situated Ecologies project progresses. Read it here

Situated Urban Political Ecologies Platform 2014

Henrik Ernstson

During 2014 Mary Lawhon, Jon Silver and Henrik Ernstson will be organizing a series of special sessions on “Pluralizing the Approaches to Urban Political Ecology in a ‘World of Cities’”. The aim is to discuss how we in the coming decade can create a broad and rich repertoire for unpacking urban political ecologies in a ‘world […]