This panel will look at sociological and historical methods of analysing the zoning of cities, and will consider some of the contested spatial practices shaping the social fabric of urban environments.
The separation of cities into moneyed and poor, the exclusion of groups, shanty towns, favelas and the informal architectures of the unplanned city contrasted with the rise of gated communities, the regimented, controlled social space of the city.
We seek papers that give insight into the wide range of social, political, economic and cultural factors that motivate zonings, and also the implications of these divisions on the inhabitants of city spaces.
Proposals are invited for individual papers addressing all aspects of zoning and exclusion in the city. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
Topics for discussion could include, but are not limited to:
• Zoning of city space, role of local authorities and development agencies, gated communities, exclusion, gentrification
• Informal architecture, unplanned city space, resistance to urban planning, dereliction, wasteland, squats, ‘non-productive’ spaces
• Spaces of consumption, retail and leisure zoning, heritage, theme parks, cultural quarters, non-places and contractual spaces
• Social control, surveillance, CCTV, regulating movement, border control, abstract spaces
• Embodied, gendered, sexualised, racialised and diasporic city spaces
• Conurbation, centre/periphery, suburban dynamics, business, industrial, and retail parks, orbital routes, transport networks, hubs
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