Rural and Urban Trends Life and Work in the City: Urbanization, Citizenship, and Rights to the City. Guest Lecturer: Eli Elinoff, C. Phil . CIEE Khon Kaen Study Center Spring 2009. Outline. Why Cities? Small Group Activity Urbanization and Neoliberalism
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Rural and Urban TrendsLife and Work in the City:Urbanization, Citizenship, and Rights to the City.Guest Lecturer: Eli Elinoff, C. Phil. CIEE Khon Kaen Study CenterSpring 2009
Population ~1 Million
Population Approximately 250,000
Stock Exchange in Mumbai
Citizens riot for equal rights,
3 years later the military returns and the student government is violently ousted
A DJ Rocks the Party
Chicano Park--San Diego
UN Millennium Goal: To achieve significant improvements in the lives of 100 Million slum dwellers by 2020.
The UN defines a slum on a household level as any home that lacks access to Oneof the following Five elements:
Autoconstruction, the lives of 100 Million slum dwellers by 2020.
Periphery in Cochabamba,
Canals in Jakarta
Railroad Slums in Bangkok
Landfill in Tijuana ==>
West Bank Scavengers- Israel/Palestine
Recycling Water Bottles-
Commercial Sex Industry
Relax the lives of 100 Million slum dwellers by 2020.
1. mobilizing the knowledge of the poor into methods driven by the poor and for the poor is a long term process,
2. Savings as a spiritual virtue and form of discipline leading to political fortitude, commitment to collective good, and self-sufficiency
“Rights to the city should modify, concretize, and make more practical the rights of the citizen as an urban dweller and user of multiple services. It would affirm, on the one hand, the right of users to make known their ideas on the space and time of their activities in the urban area; it would also cover the right to use the center, a privileged place, instead of being dispersed and stuck into ghettos (for workers immigrants, the marginal and even the ‘privileged).”
Should people be ticketed for