[URBANTH-L]The Neoliberal City Public Forum / Melbourne, Australia.

Maloti Ray raym.unimelb at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 17:29:52 EST 2008

The Neoliberal City

The Global Cities Institute at RMIT University and the UN Global Compact
Cities Programme invite you to a public forum on The Neoliberal City.

Neoliberalism is today's dominant global ideology. How does it manifest
in our cities?  What happens to civil society when more and more public
space is privatised? How is urban space being reclaimed against a
neoliberal agenda?

Three leading international scholars will discuss neoliberal ideology
and urban landscapes in relation to cities of the Asia-Pacific region.
The forum will be of interest to academics, students, professionals,
policy-makers, community advocates, and others working in
interdisciplinary fields of social science, urban planning and public
policy and interested in the links between public space and ideological

Speakers include:
Neil Brenner: Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies at New
York University.
Michael J. Shapiro: Professor of Political Science at the University of
Susan Ossman: Professor of Anthropology and Director of Global Studies
Program, University of California-Riverside.

When?   Thursday December 11, 2008.  6.30-8.00pm
Where?  Storey Hall Auditorium, RMIT University. 336 Swanston
St, Melbourne City

We hope you can make it and contribute to the discussion! Light
refreshments will be served after the forum.

For more information and to RSVP (by Friday 5 December), please contact:
Anne McNevin
anne.mcnevin at rmit.edu.au
Tel: 9925 3021

Anne McNevin
Research Fellow
Globalization and Culture Program
Global Cities Institute and Globalism Research Centre
RMIT University
Add: Bldg 37, Level 5, 411 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000
Tel: +61-(0)3-9925 3021
Fax: +61-(0)3-9925 3049

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