High Stakes, High Hopes: Urban Theorizing in Partnership (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation) (Paperback)

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High Stakes, High Hopes: Urban Theorizing in Partnership (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation) (Paperback)

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High Stakes, High Hopes tracks the building of urban theorizing in a decade-long urban research and teaching partnership in Cape Town, South Africa.An argument for collaborative urbanism, this book reflects on what was at stake in the partnership and its creative, and at times, conflictive, evolution. High Stakes, High Hopes explores what changed in learning when teaching and assessment occurred inuniversity classrooms, township streets, and ordinary people's households.Oldfield explores how research and assessment were reshaped when framed in neighbourhood questions and commitments, and what was reoriented in urban theorizing when community activism and township struggles were recognized as sites of valid knowledge-making.

Oldfield traces the multiple personal and political relationships at play, exploring the shifting patterns of power in this productive, yet always negotiated, collaboration. This innovative methodologyreveals the ways in which activists, residents, students, and the author experienced and reworked the differences between them. High Stakes, High Hopesshares forms of practice, grounded in teaching, to train a next generation of urbanists to engage the city embedded in multiple publics and politics across the city. The book builds upon an archive of alternative kinds of urban knowledges, experiments which work to inspire more varied forms of urban theorizing.
SOPHIE OLDFIELD is a professor in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University and in Environmental and Geographical Science at University of Cape Town. She has authored and coedited more than ten books, including What Is Critical Urbanism? Urban Research as Pedagogy and The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South.

Product Details ISBN: 9780820365015
ISBN-10: 0820365017
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2023
Pages: 180
Language: English
Series: Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation