Annual RC21 Conference 2011
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), July 7-9 2011
Political culture and contention in cities
Discussant: Peer-to-peer discussion.
Session 1. Chairs: Luca Pattaroni and Tommaso Vitale
Diversity and Regeneration Policies: The Challenge of Representation.
• Tarık Şengül ((Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey;), Nazım Akkoyunlu (City Planner, Istanbul) : “Resisting Together Against the Urban Transformation Projects: A difficult alliance between the squatter Residents and middle class professionals”.
• Agnès Deboulet (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-la Villette, France) : “Urban discontents between bargains and social justice : strategizing social mix in regeneration issues”.
• Roberta Marzorati (Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca): “Will the real Raval please stand up?. Identity, contentious dynamics and the issue of representation”.
• Azat Z. Gundogan (Binghamton University, USA: “Neo-Ottomanist Urbanism and Contentious Politics in Turkey”.
1. Siún Carden (Queen’s University, Ireland) : “Difference and Division: representing Irishness in Belfast’s Gaeltacht Quarter”.
2. Paul Mepschen (Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research. Netherlands) : “Place, voice, representation. Shifting boundaries of class and culture in Amsterdam New West”.
Round Table. Chairs: Tommaso Vitale and Luca Pattaroni
Whose Representation? The Demanding Mobilization of Urban Diversity.
• Paolo Vignolo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) : “Cultural diversity as a rhetorical tool of gentrification practices? The case of the “Plan Centro” in Bogotá, Colombia”.
• Walter Nicholls (University of Amsterdam), Justus Uitermark (Erasmus University Rotterdam) : “Rules and divides. A comparison of minority politics in Amsterdam and Los Angeles, 1970-2010”.
• Francesca Artioli (Sciences Po Paris, France) : “Transforming the city: framing dynamics, the breakout of conflict, and political risk management in Toulon’s urban policies”.
• Stella Arar (Durham University, USA), “The struggle to belong: Dealing with diversity in 21st century urban settings”.
1. Hans Pruijt (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) : “Urban Squatting and the Gap Between New Social Movements and Poor People’s Movements”.
2. Enrico Gualini (Berlin University of Technology, Germany) : “Negotiating Stuttgart 21, or: how (not so easily) to reconstruct democracy through deliberative practices”.