Decentring Critical Urban Scholarship: Conversations with IJURR

Oct 6th, 2022

IJURR is pleased to announce a hybrid public event to mark the 2022 editorial board meeting in London, which will be a lively occasion for board members to engage with our readers and potential authors and also showcase some of the on-going dialogues at IJURR. This event is organised by the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research in collaboration with the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre.

When: Thursday 3rd November 2022, 5 – 8 pm UK time

Where: MAR.1.04, The Marshall Building, LSE, 44 Lincoln’s Inn Field, London WC2A 2ES (Campus Map | Access Guide)

Please pre-register for the event:


17.00 – 17.10: Welcome and Introduction

17.10 – 18.20: Practicing Critical Urban Scholarship

Tuna Taşan-Kok| Professor of Urban Governance and Planning, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands | Chair of UGoveRN

Claire Mercer
| Professor of Human Geography, LSE, UK

María José Álvarez-Rivadulla
| Associate Professor of Sociology, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Moderated by Liza Weinstein | Associate Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University, USA.

18.20 – 18.35: Break

18.35 – 19.45: Doing Critical Urban Scholarship from ‘Southern’ Cities

Mona Fawaz | Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, American University of Beirut, Lebanon | Co-founder of Beirut Urban Lab

Nausheen Anwar
| Professor of City and Regional Planning, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi,
Pakistan | Director of Karachi Urban Lab

Eduardo Marques
| Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil | Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies

Tom Goodfellow
| Professor of Urban Studies & International Development, University of Sheffield, UK | Associate of the Urban Institute

Michele Lancione
| Professor of Economic and Political Geography, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy | Director of Beyond Inhabitation Lab

Moderated by Hyun Bang Shin | Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, LSE, UK | Director of Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre

19.45 – 20.00: Conclusion

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