Re-industrialisation and progressive urbanism

One day conference, 13th of June 2013

School of Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University

Could urban re-industrialisation be seen as a method of increasing business effectiveness in the context of a politically stimulated ‘green economy’? Could it be seen as a nostalgic mutation of a creative-class concept, focused on 3D printing, ’boutique manufacturing’ and crafts? These two notions place urban re-industrialisation within the context of the current neoliberal economic regime and urban development based on property and land speculation. The key question for this conference is could urban re-industrialisation be imagined as a progressive socio-political and economical project, aiming to create an inclusive and democratic society based on cooperation and symbiosis that goes way beyond the current model of a neoliberal city?

Christina Norton of Industri[us]/Fluid will be one of the speakers at this one day conference in Plymouth University.

Further details on the symposium can be found here.

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