Transforming infrastructures lecture - Stephanie Pincetl

Lecture by Stephanie Pincetl from UCLA

In this lecture series the research hub Transforming cities invites international lecturers to share their view on urban sustainability transformations and the role of infrastructures.

One of the key mediators of urban transitions are technical infrastructures, like energy, water, mobility, waste, and communication services. However, those systems are interlaced with the built environments of cities. Since infrastructure choices shape urban futures for many decades, they impose exceptionally high requirements in terms of transformative knowledge on how to introduce change and address vested interests, how to anticipate future risks and opportunities, and how to envision pragmatic pathways to more desirable urban futures.

Other lectures in this series are:

  • Thursday 1 April, 15h30: Matti Siemiatycki (School of Cities, Univ. of Toronto), title t.b.a.
  • Thursday 27 May, 15h30: Rob Kitchin (Maynooth University), Fast and Slow Urbanism
  • Thursday 24 June, 16h00: Karin Pfeffer (University of Twente), title t.b.a.
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