Cities of Dignity— Urban Transformations Around the World 

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Global urbanization maintains mutual constituent relationships with the main patterns of domination in our societies, shaping their development. However, cities are sites of intense political disputes as urban populations have organized to meet the challenges of everyday life, resist dispossession, and defend their rights. What conditions and strategies enable radical transformation in urban contexts? What kind of economic and political processes can sustain radical urban transformations? In this book presentation and dialogue session, we will deal with these questions and more, as well as explore the tremendous transformative potential of cities through concrete cases from around the world.

Moderators:  Mabrouka M’barek (co-editor), Tunisia/USA and Miriam Lang, Ecuador

Languages: English and simultaneous translation to Spanish in zoom


Mary Ann Manahan and Maria Khristine Alvarez, Philippines: Urban transformations around the world

Asume Osuoka, Nigeria/Canada: Solidarity, struggles and visions of social change in the slums of Lagos 

Aseem Mishra and Sandeep Virmani, India: Building democracy from the bottom up in the City of Bhuj 

Bryce Detroit, USA: The role of art in the struggle of black communities against gentrification 

Commentator: Juliana Goes Morais, Brazil

Date & Time: Thursday, December 3, 2020 

8h30 AM Quito | 13h30 UTC | 14h30 Brussels | 19h00 New Delhi | 21h30 Manila


Global Working
Group Beyond Development
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Brussels Office
Tapestry of Alternatives