"Neoliberal Urban Forms and Comparisons: Chicago, Budapest and Planned Housing Developments"
Institute Colloquium Winter 2010/11
- Date: Oct 6, 2010
- Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Judit Bodnar (Central European University, Budapest)
- Judit Bodnar is Head of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University in Budapest.
- Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
- Room: Library Hall
For more details please contact esser(at)mmg.mpg.de.
The talk speculates about the worldwide proliferation of residential planned developments and sets up a framework for their comparative analysis. The empirical backdrop is Chicago and Budapest, the extended case discussed is the spectacular transformation of Chicago’s Cabrini Green Housing Project. The unfolding of this redevelopment initiative and the horizontal comparison with other cases share an emphasis on the public private interface, which holds a key to the discussion of neoliberal urban forms.