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International Workshop – Workshop Two (Focus – South Africa) – Re-visioning Peripheral Geographies: Strategies for Resilient Urban Development in the Global South
March 11, 2021
International Workshop – Workshop Two (Focus – South Africa)
Re-visioning Peripheral Geographies: Strategies for Resilient Urban Development in the Global South
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
A series of five online workshops has been organised under the auspices of the Royal Academy of Engineering-funded project PIVOT Re-visioning Peripheral Geographies: Strategies for Resilient Urban Development in the Global South project. Led by Dr Lakshmi Priya Rajendran from ARU, the interdisciplinary collaborative project involves partners from UK (University of Nottingham, University of Reading, Cardiff University), India (IIT Roorkee, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science), Mexico (UAEM), Turkey (Istanbul Technical University), South Africa (University of Cape Town) and Nigeria (University of Nigeria). Papers are invited from early career scholars across the globe working on/in/ empirical, methodological or theoretical work that helps expand the boundaries of peri-urban studies in the Global South particularly India, Mexico, Turkey, Nigeria and South Africa.
▪ Peri-urban dynamics
▪ Peri-urban and integrated city development
▪ Everyday socio-spatial narratives of peri-urban geographies
▪ Peri-urban governance and challenges
▪ Quality of life in the peri-urban
▪ Marginalisation and right to city
▪ Environmental, economic and health (in)equalities
▪ Hard and soft infrastructures
BENEFITS OF PARTCIPATION
• CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION for presenters
• BEST PAPER presentation from each workshop will be awarded with a CERTIFICATE and a £100 GIFT VOCHER
• INVITATION to submit for Proposed Journal Special issue, which will be Scopus-indexed to have a rigorous peer review with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research outcomes.
• A COLLABORATIVE THINKPIECE from all participants will be published in the project website and will be widely shared to international research networks.
▪ ENGAGE in critical dialogue with each other’s work on peri-urban research
▪ DISCUSS current challenges including inclusive planning, health, social justice and environmental inequality and the potential for resilient development in project focus countries from the Global South.
▪ OFFER a space for discussion and improvement of ongoing research
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
The workshop is open to early-career scholars, planners, practitioners, in the fields of urban studies, planning and geography, engineering and built environment, and all the social sciences and humanities with a keen interest in peri-urban research and development. To have a focused and meaningful discussion, places for each workshop is limited to 8 and participants will be selected through a competitive application process.
For more information please read the information page here