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-GRIP Newsletter 2019-2020

March 2020

This special issue newsletter is the final one for CROP and the first one for GRIP. It explains the transition process and provides an overview of CROP activities in 2019.

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

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