Cities of Hope Event in November

Cities of Hope’ Programme Summary

November 18th – Day 1

Welcome and introductions, 9.45am – 10am (GMT) Dr Jennie Middleton (University of Oxford), Chair of the Urban Geography Research Group

Session 1, 10am – 11.30am (GMT): Housing and the Indian Metropolis: Reflections on the Possibilities of Public Practice 

Keynotes: Dr Gautam Bhan (Indian Institute for Human Settlements) in conversation with Swastik Harish (independent housing researcher)

Session 2, 4pm – 5.30pm (GMT): Survivability and Hope on one of London’s newest Gentrification Frontiers 

Keynotes: Professor Loretta Lees (University of Leicester) in conversation with Beverley Robinson (former Chair of the Aylesbury Leaseholder’s Group)

November 19th – Day 2

Session 3, 10am – 11.30am (GMT): The false symmetry of research-activism.