52nd Newsletter of the Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies (Berlin)

Topics: *** “Austerity urbanism”: American cities under extreme economy (Jamie Peck) *** Think & Drink Colloquium ***12.-14.7. Conference City of flows *** 18.07. Interest and planning meeting – Study group Berlin-based scholars who share interests in cities and social theory *** GSZ-Graduate Studies Group *** ———– “Austerity urbanism”: American cities under extreme economy Austerity budgeting […]

30th Newsletter of the Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Studies (Berlin) 06.09.2010

The K-factor of cities: Recent events (e.g. mass panic in Duisburg) beg the question as to what degree do city administrations actually have the ability, authority, jurisdiction and general wherewithal to govern and execute change and if so how should we try to understand it. (We may refer to this as the K-factor, from the […]