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David Satterthwaite holds SASNET lecture on Urbanisation and Environment

October 16, 2014 - 13:15-14:00

David Satterthwaite, Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London, UK, holds a SASNET lecture on ”Urbanisation and Environment” at Lund University. Satterthwaite is also a Visiting Professor at the Development Planning Unit, University College London, and a contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third and the Fourth Assessments. The lecture is the first in a new international seminar series entitled Structural Transformation, Urbanisation and the Challenge of Sustainability organized by the SASNET. The seminar series focuses broadly on issues relating to contemporary transformations in South Asia with specific reference to urbanization. Venue: Palaestra nedre auditorium, Universitetsplatsen, Lund.

Most of David Satterthwaite’s work since 1979 has been in research, working with collaborating institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America, mainly on issues of urban poverty, housing, health, environment, urban development and rural-urban linkages. This includes a particular interest in what causes and underpins the vulnerabilities of low-income groups to environmental hazards, including extreme weather events.
A development planner by training with a Doctorate in Social Policy, he has long had an interest in the power and capacity of grassroots organizations formed by residents of informal settlements; this was the focus of a book written with Jorge Hardoy in 1989 entitled Squatter Citizen. More recent books published by Earthscan include: The Earthscan Reader on Sustainable Cities (editor), 1999; Environmental Problems in an Urbanizing World (with Jorge Hardoy and Diana Mitlin), 2001; Empowering Squatter Citizen (co-editor with Diana Mitlin), 2004 and Adapting Cities to Climate Change (co-editor with Jane Bicknell and David Dodman), 2009.


David Satterthwaite holds SASNET lecture on Urbanisation and Environment


October 16, 2014