STAKES: Urban mega-projects A. Follman 20/11/13

Pour sa dernière séance l’équipe “Stakes” (Politiques socio-économiques et Recompositions territoriales) du CEIAS se réunira le mercredi 20 novembre, de 14h30 à 17h, en salle 662.

Alex Follman, géographe de l’université de Cologne, présentera ses travaux : “When government encroaches: urban mega-projects as zones of exceptions – the case of Delhi”. Cette communication et le débat qui suivra seront clos par un retour en forme de conclusion sur les 4 années de séminaires de l’équipe.

Argumentaire de la communication :
While the rejuvenation of India’s rivers is a major future challenge for sustainable urban development, large-scale riverfront development projects across India indicate that the riverbed is often seen almost exclusively as real estate. In Delhi, a series of urban mega-projects has been realized on the river’s floodplain, which almost simultaneously had been cleared from large slum settlements. By focusing on the environmental dimensions, discourses and legal conflicts, the case study contrasts the slum demolitions and the development of two intertwined mega-projects (the Akshardham Temple complex and the Commonwealth Games Village). Grounded on Ananya Roy’s (re)interpretation of informality as “a mode of urbanization”, the paper argues that urban mega-projects in India should be interpreted as intentionally created zones of exceptions embedded in a calculated urban informality.

Lieu :

Le séminaire se déroule au Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, en salle 662, à l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 190-198 avenue de France, Paris (métros : Bercy, Bibliothèque ou Quai de la Gare).



Cite this blog post
Bertrand Lefebvre (2013, November 7). STAKES: Urban mega-projects A. Follman 20/11/13. AJEI - Association Jeunes Études Indiennes. Retrieved June 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/axgg