Thursday 10/27 (times in EST)
12:00 noon - 1:15pm: “Pressing Issues in Cities of the Global South: What Type of Research is Needed?”
Plenary panel featuring Maitreyi Bordia Das, World Bank; Taibat Lawanson, University of Lagos; Eduardo Marques, University of São Paulo; Danielle Resnick, Brookings
Chair: Alison Post, UC Berkeley
1:15pm - 1:30pm: Break
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Paper Discussions
Suruchi Kumari (JNU), “The twin tales of exception and continuity: zoning governance and elite urban politics in Industrial Model Townships in India”; Discussant: Emily Rains, Louisiana State University
Katrin Hofer (ETH Zurich), “The people’s perspective of public participation in infrastructure and housing provision in South Africa: evidence from a factorial survey experiment”; Discussant: Brian Wampler, Boise State University
Shiqi Ma (Cornell), “Politicization of Slum Demolition: Evidence from the Satellite Image of Beijing”; Discussant: Kyle Jaros, Notre Dame
Jessica Zarkin (Claremont McKenna); “Who Governs Policing? Mayors’ Strategic Linkages to Police in Latin American Cities” Discussant: Jessie Trudeau, Syracuse
Chair: Jeffrey Paller, University of Gothenburg
Friday, 10/28 (times in EST)
12:00 noon - 1:00pm: Paper Discussions
Marcela Alonso Ferreira (Sciences Po), “The politics of urban land rights: documents, courts, and constituencies in São Paulo”; Discussant: Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Brown
Erum Haider (The College of Wooster), “Votes for Water: Hybrid Water Provision, Illegality, and Ethnicity in Karachi, Pakistan”; Discussant: Noah Nathan, MIT
Wara Urwasi (Northwestern), “Land, Leaders, and Linkages: Community Distinction and Informal Governance in Jakarta’s Democratic Setting”; Discussant: Adam Auerbach, AU
Chair: Veronica Herrera, UCLA
1:00pm - 1:15pm: Break
1:15pm - 2:45pm: Lightning Talks
Jessie Trudeau (Brown) "Strategic Cartography: How Map-Making Can Enable or Obstruct Social Inclusion"
Karen Buscher (University of Ghent) “Militarisation and urban politics in Eastern Congo"
Andrea Junqueira (Washington University, St Louis) "How do Mega Cities Decentralize Local Representation? Precinct-Level Voting Behavior and Municipal Service Provision"
Kyle Jaros (Notre Dame) "Fragmented or Fused Urban Governance? Special Zones and Authority Relations in China"
Sohyeon Kim (Ohio State) "Urbanization and the Decay of Ethnic Orientation: Evidence from Nairobi, Kenya"
Noah Nathan (MIT) "Explaining Urban Order: The Political Origins of Africa’s City Street Networks"
Emily Rains (Louisiana State University) "An evolving threat to life and livelihoods: comparing the health, economic, and political implications of the first two waves of COVID-19 in Bengaluru and Patna slums"
Ivan Souza Vieira (CIDE) "Bridging the Gap? Inclusionary Public Transportation Policies in Latin American Megacities"
Alice Xu (Yale) "The Political Origins of Slum Growth and Segregation in Cities"
Salih Yasun (Indiana University) "The Challenges of Local Taxation under Transition Settings: The Case Study of Tunisia"
Chair: Adam Auerbach, American University
2:45pm-3:00pm Concluding thoughts and discussion
Header photo: Adam Auerbach