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Urban regeneration without losers?

Cycle: "Re-think Athens"

27 May 2014
19:00
Main Stage
A discussion about alternative policies for urban regeneration.
Free admission
In recent decades, the dominant model for urban regeneration has been ‘gentrification’, a process whereby reinvestment in run-down city-centre areas encourages the return of more prosperous inhabitants and more profitable economic activities. However, by displacing the old inhabitants and activities, this form of urban regeneration creates winners and losers. The core issue under discussion at this event is whether cities have other models to choose from; could alternative policies bring about both economic regeneration and social cohesion?

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Speakers:
Chris Hamnett: Professor of Social Geography at King's College London
Tuna Tasan-Kok: Associate Professor at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
John Sagias: Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning, National Technical University of Athens
Nikos Karadimitriou: Senior Lecturer in Planning and Property Development, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Chair:
Nicholas Souliotis: Sociologist, Researcher at the National Centre for Social Research, Athens

Curator:
Thomas Maloutas: Professor of Social Geography, Department of Geography, Harokopio University 

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
Simultaneous translation is provided in the case of speakers using a language other than Greek.

The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on sgt.gr.
The videos are also available after the end of the shows.
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