How slums redefine urban planning

with Harshavardhan Jatkar

16 Apr 2024 | Urban Planning

Borders and boundaries within cities create inequalities and limit possibilities. Harshavardhan Jatkar (University College London, UK) argues that these borders are often based on colonial and modernist ideas that divide the city into different categories like formal/informal or public/private.

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Subaltern Politics at Urban Borderlands
By Harshavardhan Jatkar
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About the Speaker

Harshavardhan Jatkar holds university degrees in Architecture (BArch), International Cooperation in Urban Development and Development Economics (MSc), and Development Planning (PhD). He is currently a lecturer (teaching) and inclusion lead at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy, and Resources at University College London, UK. He has international experience in researching the topics of land, energy, housing, and material efficiency in relation to climate change and social justice. He is interested in working towards more sustainable and inclusive development in the Global South.