New podcast on the urban logic of action – COVID19


21 abril 2020

Julie-Anne Boudreau, lead researcher of TRYSPACES has participated to the Urban Political podcast and talked about the urban logic of action in Mexico and Montreal in the COVID19 crisis.

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«Drawing on insights from her latest book «Global Urban Politics», Julie-Anne Boudreau puts the current response to the coronavirus in Mexico City and Montreal in a larger frame of understanding. She elaborates on the difference between urban and state logics of action and its importance to grasping the divergent situations. As a point of hope, she highlights that there is nothing inevitable about the current crisis developing into forms of authoritarian technocracies.»

Here is a picture illustrating a daily scene in the streets of Mexico City: informal musicians playing in the empty streets and people throwing money out of windows.

«The {Urban Political} delves into contemporary urban issues with activists, scholars and policy-makers from around the world.
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