Séminaire mensuel Conflits et territoires

The post-urban world

Global changes in urban-rural relations, and the futures of countryside

Par Hans Westlund

Urban and Regional Studies

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

Jönköping International Business School

Mardi 30 Avril 2019 de 13h30 à 15h30

Agro Paris Tech, 16 Rue Claude Bernard, Paris Vème (Métro Censier Daubenton)

Salle Delage

In 1970, Henri Lefebvre launched a hypothesis on ‘complete urbanization’. The development thereafter has in many ways confirmed Lefebvre’s hypothesis. However, given complete urbanization there can, by definition, not be anything ‘rural’ as a counterpart to the ‘complete’ urban. This circumstance is taken as the foundation for the hypothesis on a post-urban world. According to the hypothesis, former rural areas are being dissolved in two categories. The first category, the city-close (peri-urban) countryside, becomes integrated with the growing urban regions, or with Lefebvre’s words more or less “totally urbanized”. The second category, the vast rural areas (but also peripheral cities and towns) outside the positive influence of the growing city-regions, are shrinking and, with Lefebvre’s words, “given over to nature”, apart from a few areas that can respond to certain niches of urban demand. The seminar presents the contents and the origins of the post-urban hypothesis. With examples from Sweden and China, the futures for various types of countryside are discussed.

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André Torre, Marianne Ehrlich et Thierry Kirat

L’objectif du séminaire mensuel Conflits et Territoires est de permettre d’engager la discussion sur la question des conflits liés à l’espace, et tout particulièrement sur la place des conflits dans la construction et la gouvernance des territoires.

Le séminaire a lieu tous les derniers mardi du mois. L’accès est gratuit.