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제목 : [9.28] From “Globopolis” to “Cosmopolis” The Rise of Progressive Cities for Human Flourishing in Asia 글쓴이 : 국제지역대학원
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Invitation to HUFS/GSIAS Special Lecture 2017

 

 

From “Globopolis” to “Cosmopolis”

The Rise of Progressive Cities for Human Flourishing in Asia

 

When: (Thurs) September 28, 2017, 4-5.30pm

Where: Minerva International Conference Hall (B2, Main Bldg, HUFS)

 

 

 

Mike Douglass

Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

 

Finding hope for Asia’s urban transition to fulfil aspirations for human flourishing reveal great differences among cities even within the same national settings. This presentation tracks these differences by, first, critically assessing the dominant “Globopolis” pattern of urbanization and, second, putting forth a “Cosmopolis” framework for progressive city governance. This framework for human flourishing rests on four pillars:  inclusion in the public sphere; distributive justice, conviviality of social and cultural life, and environmental well-being.  It departs from dominant developmentalist approaches by embedding economy in society, nesting society and economy in nature and the global environment, and giving attention to participatory governance as a foundation for city policymaking and planning.   Case studies are provided to document the emergent rise of progressive cities in Asia. Examples of innovative policy tools are provided to open a larger conversation on the transformative capacities of collective human agency to make cities “of our heart’s desire” as alternative urban futures for a world facing multiple urban crises today.  

 

Mike DOUGLASS is Professor and Leader of the Asian Urbanisms Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.  He is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii, where he was also Director of the Globalization Research Center. He received his Ph.D. in Urban Planning at UCLA.  With a focus on urban and regional research, policy and planning in Asia, he has held positions in the United Nations and has lived, taught at universities and engaged in professional practice in East and Southeast Asia for many years. His current areas of research in Asia include:  progressive cities, disaster governance, globalization and the city, creative communities, public and civic space, and spaces of hope.

 

*Everyone welcome without prior registration.

* Please use mass transportation; NO parking support will be provided.

Inquiries: 02) 2173-2448/9, pltimes@naver.com       

 

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