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CDS Lecture Series-Dr Charlotte Lemanski

Title for this week's lecture: 'Infrastructural Citizenship: housing and services in post-apartheid Cape Town, South Africa'
When Feb 23, 2017
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where SG1 Alison Richard Building
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Dr Charlotte Lemanski is a lecturer in the geography department at Cambridge, and a Fellow of Robinson College. Her research broadly focuses on everyday inequality in cities of the global South, and has explored this through various lenses: for example, gated communities, low-income state-subsidised housing markets, gentrification, segregation and integration, fear, security and governance. Her primary empirical focus is South Africa, with a secondary interest in India. Her current research is developing the concept of Infrastructural Citizenship as a conceptual lens through which to explore the ways in which new and long-standing practices of 'DIY urbanism' demonstrate a form of citizenship identity and practice that is not radical or confrontational, but everyday and orderly.

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.

Message from the director: You will be pleased to know that we have moved up from 8 in 2015 to 6 this year in the QS world ranking for Development Studies. This is a remarkable result and a great tribute to the tremendous efforts of the whole team of teachers and administrators. It's a fantastic result! Professor Peter Nolan

Congratulations to PhD student Nungari Mwangi who was awarded the 2016 Andrew E Rice Award from the Society for International development!

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