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The city in urban poverty

21 November 2011

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Policy makers, theorists, and practitioners deliberated on the theme of 'The city in urban poverty' on 10-11 November 2011 at the DPU.

With funding from UCL Grand Challenges, the workshop sought to unsettle and disrupt an easy consensus that appears to have developed in relation to the spatialities of urban poverty. Contributions revealed the diversity of spatialities and the need to attend to the spatial politics of urban poverty in formulating progressive policies and practices. The workshop served as a reminder that analysing urban poverty requires conceptualising how it is multi-dimensional, multi-sectoral and, importantly, multi-sited.

The event was co-organised by Charlotte Lemanski (UCL Geography) and Colin Marx (DPU) and the proceedings will be worked up into a book.

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