Urban Governance and Its Disconents - video now available

The Future of Cities Programme is happy to announce that video recordings from the panels and debates held as part of the Urban Governance and Its Discontents event (18-19 February 2016) are now available for viewing.

A cornerstone initiative of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, this event proposed a new format for presenting and elaborating thinking on what urban governance does, when it succeeds and fails, and how it can be re-organized to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Academics on the cutting edge of global urban scholarship were put face-to-face with established innovative practitioners—architects, activists, policy makers, and artists.

Through a series of rigorous yet accessible public dialogues they grappled with the intellectual and everyday implications of their theories and practices on cities to produce visionary but grounded research and intervention strategies for the future of city life. 

Each dialogue was preceded by a small panel of academics and practitioners presenting papers that spoke to the same key issues. Building on the long-standing Oxford tradition of public debate, the programme encouraged productive engagement between intellectuals and practitioners that is too often missing from discussions of the city.  

To view these recordings, please visit the Future of Cities programme website here.