Kuwait’s Urban Alternative: Youth Activism and Rights to the City

Talk

WHEN January 10, 2016
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Since the discovery of oil in 1946, city planning in Kuwait has led to suburbanization, socio-spatial segregation, privatization, and functional zoning. Inhabitants have been deprived of their right to the city: a right to centrality, a vibrant urban life, and to shape and use city spaces for their needs and desires. Since 2005, various youth-led groups—political protestors, entrepreneurs, architects, civil society actors—have been pushing for a restoration of such rights to the city, and are slowly changing Kuwait’s planning paradigm for the first time in over sixty years.

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  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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