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Conference: Claiming the City Civil Society: Mobilisation by the Urban Poor

April 16, 2013 - 00:00-April 17, 2013 - 00:00

Welcome to an international conference organised by
Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development at Uppsala University
in cooperation with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida):
<br /><strong>Claiming the City </strong><br /><strong>Civil Society Mobilisation by the Urban Poor</strong>

Half of the world’s population lives in cities, and a growing proportion – today one billion – lives in “slums” and informal settlements. Many of the urban poor engage in collective strategies to secure their housing, earn a living, and defend their interests. Their claims on the city often conflict with the demands of other urban groups over access to resources, space, and power. They also challenge the definitions of urban authorities and city planners regarding which claims are to be seen as legitimate. 

This conference will focus on informal and formalised networks and associations of urban poor – as well as other civil society organisations working in support of their claims – and their significance for strengthening people’s political, social and economic position in the city. We invite researchers and students, actors within international development cooperation, activists, and others with interest in the issues to participate. 

Find conference invitation and program in attached documents.

There is no conference fee, and lunches and coffees are free for registered participants.

<strong>Venue:</strong> Missionskyrkan, S:t Olofsgatan 40, Uppsala, Sweden

<strong>Registration</strong> no later than March 15, 2013 to <a href="https://secure.mail.ibt.ku.dk/owa/redir.aspx?C=vqw8gXUtnE6xY8v0KIFwsLcS6h35zM9ISsLlww7y9_9RZwt7JaKsYWJh_tWl_ROqoWCPPe7IpN8.&URL=mailto%3amia.melin%40csduppsala.uu.se">[email protected]</a>

<strong>Deadline for submission of abstracts</strong> for those wishing to present a paper at parallel sessions is <strong>February 8, 2013</strong>.

<strong>For more information</strong>, please see the conference web site, <a href="https://secure.mail.ibt.ku.dk/owa/redir.aspx?C=vqw8gXUtnE6xY8v0KIFwsLcS6h35zM9ISsLlww7y9_9RZwt7JaKsYWJh_tWl_ROqoWCPPe7IpN8.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.claimingthecity.se" target="_blank">www.claimingthecity.se</a>,<br />
or contact <a href="https://secure.mail.ibt.ku.dk/owa/redir.aspx?C=vqw8gXUtnE6xY8v0KIFwsLcS6h35zM9ISsLlww7y9_9RZwt7JaKsYWJh_tWl_ROqoWCPPe7IpN8.&URL=mailto%3amia.melin%40csduppsala.uu.se">[email protected]</a> or <a href="https://secure.mail.ibt.ku.dk/owa/redir.aspx?C=vqw8gXUtnE6xY8v0KIFwsLcS6h35zM9ISsLlww7y9_9RZwt7JaKsYWJh_tWl_ROqoWCPPe7IpN8.&URL=mailto%3aheidi.moksnes%40csduppsala.uu.se">[email protected]</a> .

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Read more about the overall project <em>Outlook at Civil Society</em> at <a href="https://secure.mail.ibt.ku.dk/owa/redir.aspx?C=vqw8gXUtnE6xY8v0KIFwsLcS6h35zM9ISsLlww7y9_9RZwt7JaKsYWJh_tWl_ROqoWCPPe7IpN8.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.csduppsala.uu.se%2fcivsoc%2f" target="_blank">www.csduppsala.uu.se/civsoc/</a>
Conference: Claiming the City Civil Society: Mobilisation by the Urban Poor


April 16, 2013 - 00:00
April 17, 2013 - 00:00