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Portland State Planning Club, Students Addressing Urban and Community Issues, Planners Network, and Critical Planning Journal

November 2nd, 2016 | 8:30am – 8:30pm

Portland State University, Native American Student and Community Center

710 SW Jackson St., Portland, OR 97201

8:30-9:00 Coffee and tea

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductory Address – Michael RJ Koscielniak

9:15-10:30 Gentrification, Segregation, and Resistance

Moderator: Dillon Mahmoudi

Clara Irazábal – The Counter Land Grabbing of the Precariat

Kuni Kamizaki – Building economic alternatives and community control in the face of gentrification: The case of Parkdale, Toronto

Tony Roshan Samara – Mapping Regional Arcs: The Resegregation of the Bay Area

Leanne Serbulo – Gentrification, Educational Disinvestment and Community Resistance

10:30-10:45 Break with coffee and tea

10:45-11:45 What Makes (Radical) Planning?

Moderator: Anthony M. Levenda

Heather Dorries – Confronting the Whiteness of Planning

Henry Mochida – Optical Fixation of Planning

Allison B. Laskey – A Framework for Thinking Insurgency in Detroit


11:45-1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:15 Insurgent Planning in Latin American Contexts

Moderator: Julie Mah

Libby Porter – Rethinking ownership and belonging from settler-colonial cities

Deyanira Nevarez Martinez – Putting the Colonias in their Place: the Future of Mexican Spaces

Claudio A. Sarmiento-Casas – Street Lucha: two approaches to streetscape reclamation in Mexico City

Danielle Rivera – The Nepantleras: Colonia organizing in a liminal space between the Global North & South

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:45 Pedagogy and Urban Rights

Moderator: Bri Gauger

Sarah Gelbard – Messy Methodologies: Proposing radical alternatives to the formal research plan

Louis L. Thomas – The Educative Potential of the Right to the City

Chen Zhang – Cities & Citizenship: Chinese rural-to-urban migrants’ struggle over the right to the city


3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Informality and Urban Rights

Moderator: Carla Maria Kayanan

Srinidhi Sampath Kumar – Politics, Crime and Class: The Case of the Human Right to Sanitation in the Informal Settlements of Khayelitsha Township, Cape Town

Patricia Basile – Autogestion: Reframing Brazilian Favelas

Jeremy T. Stone – Competitive Commoning and the Struggle for Neighborhoods: The Adaptive Co-Management of Urban Places

Ofurhe Igbinedion – Sidewalk Interactions as an Infrastructure of Trust


5:00 Concluding Remarks – Kenton Card

5:05-6:30 Dinner (on your own)

Evening Plenary

6:30 Introduction of Evening and Keynote Speaker – Aaron Golub and Stephen Sherman

6:35-7:15 Planning and the Prospect of a Humane Urbanism” – Faranak Miraftab

7:15-8:00 Panelist Remarks – Kian Goh, Nabil Kamel, and TBA


8:00-8:30 Panel Discussion and Questions from Audience – moderated by Sy Adler