P40
Latin American cities

Convenors:
Joana Barros (Birkbeck, University of London)
Kate Maclean (Birkbeck, University of London)
Location:
Malet 355
Start time:
4 April, 2014 at 14:15
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

This panel aims to discuss the current issues and developments in Latin American cities. We encourage contributions that address contemporary urban issues in Latin American as well as those that discuss the research agenda for this field of studies.

Long abstract:

This panel aims to discuss the current issues and developments in Latin American cities. We encourage contributions that address contemporary urban issues in Latin American as well as those that discuss the research agenda for this field of studies. Papers in this panel might explore, but are not limited to: urban growth, changing urban morphologies, housing, neighbourhood dynamics, governance, city planning, spontaneous settlements/slums and upgrading issues, economic restructuring and its spatial impacts, urban criminality, urban environmental problems, transportation, social conflicts, population issues, informality, participatory budget and urban social movements.