Shaking Up the City - Ignorance, Inequality, and the Urban Question

Book Presentation

27.04.2022 17:00 - 18:30 Book presentation by Tom Slater

The Author will be presenting his book "Shaking Up the City - Ignorance, Inequality, and the Urban Question" together with Stijn Oosterlynck as a discussant.

Shaking Up the City critically examines many of the concepts and categories within mainstream urban studies that serve dubious policy agendas. Through a combination of theory and empirical evidence, Tom Slater “shakes up” mainstream urban studies in a concise and pointed fashion by turning on its head much of the prevailing wisdom in the field. To this end, he explores the themes of data-driven innovation, urban resilience, gentrification, displacement and rent control, neighborhood effects, territorial stigmatization, and ethnoracial segregation. With important contributions to ongoing debates in sociology, geography, urban planning, and public policy, this book engages closely with struggles for land rights and housing justice to offer numerous insights for scholarship and political action to guard against the spread of an urbanism rooted in vested interest.

This will be a recorded online event using the zoom platform. After each presentation, there will also be time for a Q&A and discussion.