URN at the Doing Global Urban Research International Conference
September 8, 2015
URN Team Leader Dr Robin Bloch gave a presentation on “Doing global urban research in Nigeria” at the Doing Global Urban Research international conference on 8 September 2015. The conference, which was organised by the Globalisation and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network, took place at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom.
The presentation placed emphasis on the dimension of doing research within the broader context of large scale urban reform efforts in Nigeria specifically and sub-Saharan Africa generally, which need to be better understood and engaged with by critical urban studies.
The presentation was well attended by urban studies researchers from around the world and was followed by a lively discussion on the production of research that is both academically rigorous and relevant to urban policy and practice in Nigeria and elsewhere. Information about the conference is available here.