Disrupted Urbanisms
The 20th Edition of the City Debates Conference

March 6-8

In the past decade, many of the critical pillars through which cities and their governance were thought and studied have been profoundly reshaped by the ravaging influences of capitalism, colonialism, the climate crisis, and similar other man-made forces that rule their transformations and shape their possibilities. This conference ambitions to unravel some of the il/logics behind these forces of rule, document their impacts, and imagine alternative possibilities for more equitable and viable paths to contemporary urbanization.

The conference coincides with AUB’s first #Palestine_Week and includes several panels that address critical urban issues shaping the history and present of Palestine, as its people battle a century long colonial project of erasure.

City Debates 20th Edition is organized by the Master in Urban Planning, Policy and Design Programs, the Beirut Urban Lab and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR).