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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

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

18 January 2019 | George Washington University, USA

BOOK LAUNCH by Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

TRANSNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS IN THE ENABLEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE WATER ACCESSIBILITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

January 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 48: By Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran (Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria, and Research Coordinator at Migration and Development in Africa Monitors (MDAM), Nigeria)

Consolidating South Africa's Emerging Democratic Developmental State through Developmental Local Government

December 2018

CROP POVERTY BRIEF: By Isaac Khambule (PhD Candidate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa)

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Fifth Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize

12-15 March 2019 | Nairobi, Kenya

ESSAYS: Award ceremony will be held at social justice conference.

SDG Conference Bergen

7-8 February 2019 | University of Bergen

re:thinking/re:working - Addressing the inequality of knowledge

CODESRIA 15th General Assembly

17-21 December, 2018 | Dakar, Senegal

EVENT: Africa and the Crisis of Globalisation.

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