AIANY Global Dialogues 2012 - Shadow City(s)

AIANY Global Dialogues 2012: Shadow City(s)

The AIANY Global Dialogues Committee will host an event titled Shadow City(s) to examine patterns of peri-urban growth in the Global South that define some of the most prolific urban typologies of the 21st Century; developments in municipalities or adjunct cities on the periphery of traditional/historical centers that share an urban dichotomy between informal settlement vs. formalized development including gated communities, corporate/industrial campuses and significant infrastructural projects.

Planning issues in Nairobi, Rio, Mumbai and Bhopal will look at expanding boundaries and populations that often outpace adequate regional plans relative to infrastructure, land use and social, economic and ecological sustainability.

The event is free and open to the public.

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