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Edésio Fernandes: Informal Urban Land Development

This is the podcast for a lecture by Edésio Fernandes, one of the leading scholars of urban informality, that took place on February 25th at 5:00pm in the Greenleaf Conference Room. Urban development rates have escalated globally, especially in developing countries. However, internationally, a growing number of people only have access to urban land and housing through informal processes that bypass the land, urban planning, environmental and building regulations in force. This talk will address the phenomenon of growing urban land informality, discussing its meanings, causes and implications, as well as the main attempts that have been made to confront the phenomenon.

Edésio Fernandes is a Brazilian lawyer and city planner based in London, where he is a member of DPU Associates. He is also on the teaching Faculty of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and he coordinates IRGLUS (International Research Group on Law and Urban Space), a partner of United Nations/HABITAT. His research and teaching interests include urban and environmental law, planning and policy; local government and city management; and constitutional law and human rights in developing countries. For the last two decades, he has focused on the field of urban land regularization in Latin America and other regions.

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.