project . 2019 - 2025 . On going

MAU

Making Africa Urban: The transcalar politics of large-scale urban development
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 834999 Call for proposal: ERC-2018-ADG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-ADG Overall Budget: 2,495,280 EURFunder Contribution: 2,495,280 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Sep 2019
    End Date
    31 Aug 2025
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
This project will investigate how urban futures are made through different global circuits and in turn shape key transnational processes: geopolitics, development and private investment, through a close focus on the transnational actors and decision-making processes involved in large-scale developments and interventions in selected African cities. The research will produce: new theoretical perspectives on urban politics and policy-relevant understandings of state capacity and land value capture in urban development. The project brings to fruition the applicant’s agenda-setting post-colonial critique in urban studies (2006, Ordinary Cities, Routledge), practicall...
Description
This project will investigate how urban futures are made through different global circuits and in turn shape key transnational processes: geopolitics, development and private investment, through a close focus on the transnational actors and decision-making processes involved in large-scale developments and interventions in selected African cities. The research will produce: new theoretical perspectives on urban politics and policy-relevant understandings of state capacity and land value capture in urban development. The project brings to fruition the applicant’s agenda-setting post-colonial critique in urban studies (2006, Ordinary Cities, Routledge), practicall...
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