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Juan Manuel Arbona

Juan Manuel Arbona

Associate Professor Growth and Structure of Cities Program, Bryn Mawr College, USA

Juan Manuel Arbona is Associate Professor and Chair, Growth and Structure of Cities, Bryn Mawr College.

He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University.

Arbonas current research explores two intersecting trends: the role of national and municipal governments in promoting the urban informal economy as a pillar for economic growth and poverty eradication; and the role of those depending on the urban informal economy as political actors in the city of El Alto, Bolivia. Concomitantly, a new line of research that Arbona is developing is the question of indigenous people in urban environments, and the ways in which historical memory and traditions shape the structure and political life of a city.

His publications include "Neo-liberal ruptures: Local political entities and neighbourhood networks in El Alto, Bolivia" (Geoforum); "Locating Human Dignity at the Center of the Poverty Debate" (CROP Newsletter).

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CROP News and Events

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

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World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).

Causal Mechanisms and International knowledge transfer in social policy: With a special focus on the case of the post-Soviet region

7-9 November 2019 | University of Bremen

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for proposals is 30 April.

Bergen Summer Research School

17-27 June 2019 | University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future.

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