In partnership with the CEDEJ- Centre d'Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales and its Cairo Seminar en Environnement and Social Policies
The Beirut Urban Lab is happy to announce the second lecture of its Fall Webinar Series,
Housing and Financialization in a Moment of Crisis
The series presents public interventions by scholars and activists researching the impacts of the compounded effects of financialization and overlapping crises on the right to housing at the local, national, and global levels.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, @6pm Beirut (GMT +3)
Housing and Financialization in a Moment of Crisis: Case Studies from the Arab Middle East
Financialization, Risk and Urban Defiance: The case of ‘Unsafe Areas’ in Cairo
National Planning for the Day After: Social Reproduction, the Built Environment, and the State Process in Palestine
Financialization and Housing in Beirut: Pre and Post-blast perspectives
Discussant and Session Chair
The webinar series is an adaptation of AUB’s City Debates 2020 conference into an online lecture and discussion series. The shift online was originally triggered by the impossibility of travel and in-person meetings imposed by the COVID19 pandemic globally. It however offers us the opportunity to engage a wider audience that we hope will participate in our discussions. The series will run as of July 2020 and into Fall 2020. We are grateful to colleagues, particularly the guests of City Debates 2020 for the generosity and flexibility they have demonstrated in accommodating this new format.