Urban Forum meeting – Book presentation by Deborah Stevenson

30 Jan

Our first 2013 meeting will take place on Thursday the 28th of February, 2013, at 1pm.

We will have the pleasure to host Professor Deborah Stevenson, from the Institute of Culture and Society (University of Western Sydney). Deborah will present her latest book, “The City”, Polity Press (2012). Below you can find a short description of the book.

The meeting will be held at UTS: Design, Architecture and Building (DAB), which kindly offer the space for our meetings. DAB is located at 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007. We will meet in the post-graduate space, Room 638 on Level 6. A map of the place can be found here.

Please come along and bring friends (and ideas) to populate the UTS Urban Forum!

About Deborah’s book, from the Publisher website:

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“This book is a fresh and engaging analysis of the city as a central concept in contemporary social thought. It probes the contested and negotiated ways in which cities are built, understood, lived and imagined. Taking a thematic approach and drawing on a range of theoretical, methodological and empirical points of reference, it examines such subjects as urban inequality, public space, creative cities, globalization, the night-time economy, suburbia, and memory and emotion.
In The City Deborah Stevenson argues that, as theories and concepts shape what is known about cities and urban life, it is necessary to build conceptual frameworks that engage with the intersections and tensions between urban processes and trends, as well as with the complexities of everyday urban life.
This book’s combination of original insight and critical synthesis will make it an invaluable contribution for an international, interdisciplinary readership of students and scholars in sociology, geography, urban studies and wider social science and the humanities”.

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  1. Urban Forum Meeting – Reminder – Deborah Stevenson @UTS on the 28th 1pm | UTS Urban Forum - February 25, 2013

    […] Western Sydney). Deborah will present her latest book, “The City”, Polity Press (2012). In this Post you can find a  description of the book and further […]

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