Cities are now where more than half of humanity live and urban processes affect the whole globe. The pace of change and the complexity of urban lives is breathtaking. As such cities represent a crucial site to explore social and cultural change, and offer a powerful lens through which to explore questions which are central to the research agenda of CRESC. Cities concentrate difference, diversity and inequality where differences and divisions are manifest in material, social and symbolic ways. Urban politics and urban governance provide a window onto understanding wider national and international political and policy making processes. The uneven effects of capitalist processes are graphically visible in the sites and spaces of the city, while the unsustainability of growth poses testing questions to urban policy makers and political actors.
Via Tomás Sánchez Criado