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Five urbanists – urban developers

URBAN PLANNING / MODERN TIMES has asked five urbanists – all known to Norwegian urban developers – about some of the main themes in this supplement: global urbanization and the feminization of poverty, driving forces and counter-forces, new technology, and organization in the fight for a safer and more secure society.

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the UN's largest popular event. This is primarily an arena for civil society, researchers, business, local authorities and the media, but the member states also participate. It is organized every two years by the UN settlement program in collaboration with the authorities of the host country and city. We participated in the 11th, which was held in Katowice in Poland 26-30. June this year.

In the Global South

Kathrin Golda-Pongratz, professor at the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture
(kathrin@pongratz.org):

- The concept «peripheral urbanization» is increasingly used to describe uncontrolled and unplanned urban growth, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America. What does the concept entail?

 Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

- The Brazilian anthropologist Teresa Caldeira, whom I interviewed in 2017, mentions "peripheral urbanisation". . .

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Erik Berg
Erik Berg worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs / NORAD from 1978 to 2013. He now heads Habitat Norway.

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