Second ISA Forum of Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1-4 August 2012

Research Committee on
Housing and Built Environment, RC43

  on-line programme

Main theme

Housing in Latin America: Contested conditions, processes and policies

 

Programme Coordinators



RC43 Liaison in Argentina
Cecilia Zapata, Becaria CONICET, ceciliazapata@gmail.com

Volunteer at the venue
Nicolás Dino Ferme, nico_ferme@hotmail.com

Deadlines

All Forum participants (presenters, chairs, discussants, etc.) need to pay the early registration fee by April 10, 2012, in order to be included in the programme. If not registered, their names will not appear in the Programme or Abstracts Book.

Sessions

provisional as of March 15, 2012, in alphabetical order

 

Comparative Housing Policy

 

Housing and the right to the city. Part I

Joint session of RC21 Regional and Urban Development [host committee] and RC43 Housing and Built Environment
In recent years responses to neoliberal urbanism and social injustice have been framed in terms of “the Right to the City”, both by academics and social movements. Academics and groups associated with this movement seek to increase social justice, push democratization, and promote empowerment. As always, housing plays a central role in these urban struggles, although it has received comparatively little attention in the academic debate on the Right to the City.

This panel seeks to bring together a number of supporters and supportive critics of a Right to the City perspective on the 21st century housing question on both developed and developing countries. We are interested in case studies of housing struggles from around the globe that are framed within a Right to the City approach as well as in more conceptual and critical contributions.

We also welcome presentations that deal with a critical assessment of social/housing movements that work under the banner of the Right to the City. In particular papers should address questions like:
a) How useful is the concept for increasing social justice in housing?
b) And how useful is it as an academic concept?
c) Has current use trivialized and corrupted Henri Lefebvre’s concept, as Marcelo Lopes de Souza argues?
d) Is a rights-based approach more promising than exclusion-based, relational and other approaches to housing need?

Comparative papers are also particularly welcome.

 

Housing and the right to the city. Part II

Joint session of RC21 Regional and Urban Development [host committee] and RC43 Housing and Built Environment

 

Housing and the right to the city. Part III

Joint session of RC21 Regional and Urban Development and RC43 Housing and Built Environment [host committee]

 

Housing markets: Comparative, Latin America

 

Housing policies: Latin America, popular housing, comparative

 

Informal settlements. Part 1: Origins, population, consolidation, upgrading

 

Informal settlements. Part 2: Land and housing markets, policies and formalisation

 

RC43 Business Meeting

 

 

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