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Predatory Urbanism: Rapid Urbanization and Resources

2 Jul. 2021, 14:00 - 15:30
Venice, Venice: Architecture Biennale
English
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Published: 2 July 2021

The event will take place during the Architecture Biennial in Venice, at the Italian Pavilion "Resilient Communities".

Agatino Rizzo, professor in architecture at LTU, together with Anindita Mandal (LTU) and also with Alessandro Melis (NYIT), Simona Azzali (James Cook University), Vadim Rossman (University of International Business and Economics), and Natalie Koch (Syracuse University) will present and discuss the newly published book "Predatory Urbanism: The Metabolism of Megaprojects in Asia" (Edward Elgar Publishing).

The book addresses the complex interrelationships between city-making and the resources needed for its production, Predatory Urbanism explores the link between urbanization and resources in the Global South. It particularly focuses on urban megaprojects, highlighting these planned developments and re-developments carried out by the state or state-linked agencies.

Agatino Rizzo

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Alessandro Melis

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Natalie Koch

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Agatino Rizzo

Agatino Rizzo, Professor and Head of Subject

Phone: +46 (0)920 493438
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Anindita Mandal

Anindita Mandal, PhD Student

Phone: +46 (0)920 493638
Organisation: Architecture, Architecture and Water, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering