April 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Dorothy Hirshon Suite
Arnhold Hall

Join Kemal Taruc from Tarumanagara Univerity in Jakarta in discussing the politics of urban resilience.

‘Solving flooding’ has become one of the popular political taglines in the local elections in coastal cities in Indonesia. However, rarely do people address the underlying drivers of flooding and other urban problems as the ramifications of the complex market dynamics of the country’s neo-liberal economic policies in the past decades. Yet, the Quito Paper’s call for an “open city” could be seen as an opportunity to readdress the fundamental theme of the ‘right to the city’ and to take a new turn for urban praxis by offering a more innovative right-based approach which feasibly more just, appropriate; socially and ecologically.

This event is sponsored by Global Urban Futures, and Milano School of International Affairs, Schools of Public Engagement.