Event: Dr Alex Apsan Frediani on ‘Reclaiming Regeneration: Reflections from an Action Learning Initiative in Inner São Paulo’

We are delighted to announce our Autumn Term Seminar on ‘Reclaiming Regeneration: Reflections from an Action Learning Initiative in Inner São Paulo’  – please see the details below. As usual, there will then be a wine reception to follow!
 
Autumn Term – Student Consultative Group Seminar
Time and Date: 6-8pm, Wine reception to follow, Tuesday 2nd December
Venue: Room 305, Bedford Way Building, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DS
Speaker: Dr Alex Apsan Frediani, Bartlett Development Planning Unit
Title: Reclaiming Regeneration: Reflections from an Action Learning Initiative in Inner São Paulo
 
Speaker: Dr Alex Apsan Frediani
Dr Alex Apsan Frediani is a Lecturer at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit specialising in squatter settlement upgrading policies and participatory approaches to development. Areas of expertise include human development, housing, urban development, participation and Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach.
 
 
Theme: Reflections from an Action Learning Initiative in Inner São Paulo
This session will be exploring how far can the concept of urban regeneration be reclaimed to produce more socially just spatial interventions in inner city areas. The reflections are based on a 4-weeks action learning initiative that took place this summer in São Paulo exploring the practices of occupation of a vacant building by the housing social movement MMPT (Movimento de Moradia para Todos – Housing for All Movement). This initiative took place in partnership with the University of Sheffield as well as UFABC (Unviversidade Federal do ABC, São Paulo). The session will explore both the participatory methodologies as well as some of the findings in relation to the definition and practice of urban regeneration.

Please RSVP: oliver.marsh.13@ucl.ac.uk
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