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The Neo-Liberal City: Gilles Pinson and Neil Brenner

The Neo-Liberal City: Gilles Pinson and Neil Brenner

Published on November 2, 2021
The concept of the neoliberal city has become a key structuring analytical framework in the field of urban studies. It explains both the ongoing transformation of urban policies and the socio-spatial effects of these policies within cities and highlights the prominent role of cities in the new geography of capitalism.
Gilles Pinson

The Speakers

Gilles Pinson is a Professor of Political Science at Sciences Po in Bordeaux, and a researcher at the Centre Émile Durkheim. He is also a leader at Forum Urbain, a centre of innovation whose vocation is to evaluate research on town and urban policies.His La ville néolibérale (Puf) was published in 2020.

Neil Brenner is a critical urban theorist, sociologist, and geographer whose research explores diverse aspects of cities and urbanization under modern capitalism. His writing and teaching focus on the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological dimensions of urban questions, and on the challenges of reinventing the field of urban studies in relation to the crises, contradictions, and struggles of our time.

This event is co-sponsored by the France-Chicago Center and the Urban Theory Lab of Chicago University

November 15, 2021 - 12pm ET

University of Chicago