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Helga Leitner and Eric Sheppard on Peri-Urban Jakarta

Helga Leitner and Eric Sheppard on Peri-Urban Jakarta

May 5, 5pm PDT | 2pm HT

Register here.

Speakers: Helga Leitner (Professor of Geography, UCLA)
and Eric Sheppard (Distinguished Professor and Alexander von Humboldt Chair, Geography, UCLA)

Moderated by Prof. Nancy Lee Peluso, CSEAS Chair

Peri-urban areas are no longer simply an appendage to urban cores in southern metropolitan regions. Peri-urbanization is dominated by domestic and global firms investing in spectacular, speculative residential and industrial real estate inducing widespread displacement of peri-urban residents, transforming rural landscapes. This talk proposes to shift the optic away from these larger players to examine how periurban residents in Jakarta, Indonesia respond to the pressures and uncertainties created by the proliferation of planned developments and skyrocketing land values. The talk will show that displaced periurban kampung residents engage in their own speculation, seeking to manage risk in uncertain circumstances in order to improve their livelihoods, accumulate wealth, and to realize social and cultural aspirations.


May 05 2021


Time stated in HST.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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