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The Politics of Urban Resilience The Tale of Indonesian Cities

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-205, New York, NY 10011

Join Kemal Taruc from Tarumanagara Univerity in Jakarta in discussing the politics of urban resilience. 

'Solving flooding' has become one of the popular political taglines in the local elections in coastal cities in Indonesia. However, rarely do people address the underlying drivers of flooding and other urban problems as the ramifications of the complex market dynamics of the country's neo-liberal economic policies in the past decades. Yet, the Quito Paper's call for an "open city" could be seen as an opportunity to readdress the fundamental theme of the 'right to the city' and to take a new turn for urban praxis by offering a more innovative right-based approach which feasibly more just, appropriate; socially and ecologically. 

This event is sponsored by Global Urban Futures, and Milano School of International AffairsSchools of Public Engagement.  

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