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Arkiv: program 2017The Battle for the City

The Battle for the City

Sat 18th: 17:00 Debattscenen
5:00 pm - 6:00 am

Cinemateket

The Battle for the City

What are the purposes of a city? Who has the right to create and shape it? Faced with an unprecedented rapid urbanization, the cities of today are the battleground for a global and universal struggle.

What are the purposes of a city? Who has the right to create and shape it? Faced with an unprecedented rapid urbanization, the cities of today are the battleground for a global and universal struggle.

By 2050 it is expected that three quarters of the world’s population will live in cities, especially in the global south. This urbanization is associated with global urban challenges such as poverty, segregation, informality and lack of access to housing and basic services.

The documentary Citizen Jane – the battle for the city (2016) crystallizes two contradictive ideas about what a city should be like. In New York in the 1960’s, the battle stood between the technocrat Robert Moses and the humanist and activist Jane Jacobs. What can we learn today, both globally and here in Oslo, from this struggle for the right to the city?

Panel:

Michael Mehaffy, senior researcher at Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) in Stockholm and director of Future of Places Research Network.
Elin Børrud, lecturer in architecture and urban planning and pro-rector at the Norwegian University of life science (NMBU).
Peter Schultz Jørgensen, urban planner and author of ”New York og kampen for byen”
Hanna E. Marcussen, Vice Mayor for Urban Development and member of the Green Party.

 

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