Hong Kong
The Workshop On Social Justice and the City in Hong Kong

Posted at : 2013-12-10






*UPDATED: Video Recordings are now available online

 

 

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The Workshop

On

Social Justice and the City

 

By

Department of Geography

Hong Kong Baptist University

 

On

4th – 6th December, 2013

 

At

AAB 1312

Academic and Administration Building

Baptist University Road Campus

Hong Kong Baptist University

Sponsor            Research Committee, Hong Kong
Baptist University

Co-Sponsors:    Research Grant (250012),  Hong Kong Research Grants Council,  The Government of Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region

                          Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University

                          Forum for Asian Studies, Stockholm
University

                          HKBU Century Club

                          Hong Kong Critical Geography Group

                          Minor Programme in Social Justice and
Equality*, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University (* subject
to approval)

 

Programme

 

4th December, 2013

9:00 – 9:10         Registration

 

9:10 – 9:25        Welcoming
Ceremony

 

                           Rick
W.K. WONG, Vice President (R & D), Hong Kong Baptist University

 

                           Adrian
BAILEY, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

9:25 – 9:30        Group Photo-taking

 

                           Understandings of Social Justice and the
City: Empire & Revolution, Transtopia and Risk Society

                           Chair:
Don MITCHELL, Department of Geography, Syracuse University

9:30 – 10:10       Stefan
KIPFER, The Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

                           “Empire,
‘City’ and Revolution: Horizons for Social Justice”

 

10:10 – 10:50     Christina
WEST, Economic Geography, University of Mannheim

                           “Transtopia
and Transversal Urbanisms: Altered Challenges for Social Justice”

 

10:50 – 11:30     On-Kwok
LAI, Graduate School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University

                           “Questioning
Social Justice in Hyper-Modernizing Transnational Urbanism: Contradictions of
the (Global) World City in the Informational Age”

 

11:30 – 11:45     Tea Break

                          

                           Understandings of Social Justice and the City:
Challenges from the Global South by the Subaltern and the Post-structuralist

                           Chair:
Kwok-kin Fung, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University

11:45 – 12:25     Nihal
PERERA, Department of Urban Planning, Ball State University

                           “Social
Justice the Subaltern: The Struggle in a Small Settlement in Bhubaneswar,
India”

 

 

12:25 – 1:05       Solomon
BENJAMIN, Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology –
Madras

                           “Everyday
Occupancies and the Practice of Social Justice”

 

 

1:05 – 2:35         Lunch

 

                           Development Models as Sources of Injustice
(1): ‘State Mode of Production’?

                           Chair:
Anne HAILA, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

2:35 – 3:15         Kam
Wing CHAN, Department of Geography, University of Washington, Seattle

                           “Right
to the City and the Chinese Hukou System”

 

3:15 – 3:55         Tammy
K.P. WONG, Urban Sociology, Singapore-ETH Centre, and Wing-Shing TANG,
Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University

                           “Spatial
Production of Injustice: Tangxia Town, Dongguan”

 

3:55 – 4:10         Tea Break

 

                           Development Models as Sources of Injustice
(2): Democratic Movement as an Incubator?

                           Chair:
Nihal PERERA, Department of Urban Planning, Ball State University

4:10 – 4:50         Murat
ES, Department of Geography, University of Hong Kong, and Rolien S. HOYNG,
Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University

                           “‘Everywhere
is Taksim’: Reclaiming the Spaces and Times of Politics”

 

4:50 – 5:10         Eva
HANSSON, Department of Political Science and the Forum of Asian Studies,
Stockholm University

                           “A
Tale of Two Cities: Inequality, Protests and State Reponses in Hanoi and Ho Chi
Minh City”

 

5:10 – 5:25         Break

 

                           Rent Gap as a Propeller: In Memory of Neil
Smith

                           Chair:
Solomon BENJAMIN, Humanities and Social Science, Indian Institute of Technology
– Madras

5:25 – 6:05         Anne
HAILA, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

                           “The
Concept of Rent Gap Reconsidered”

 

6:05 – 6:45         Lisa
Kim DAVIS, Department of Geography and Center for Korean Studies, University of
California Los Angeles

                           “City Building and
Social Justice”

 

7:30 – 9:30         Welcome Dinner

 

 

5th December, 2013

                           Socio-environmental Justice

                           Chair:
Eva HANSSON, Department of Political Science and the Forum of Asian Studies,
Stockholm University

9:00 – 9:40         Garth MYERS, Urban Studies Program,
Trinity College Hartford

                           “Seeking
Socio-environmental and Spatial Justice in African Cities”

 

9:40 – 10:20       Masato
MORI, Faculty of Humanities, Mie University

                           “(In)mobility
and Citizenship: Social Injustice in the Cities after the Disaster of Fukushima
in Japan”

 

10:20 – 10:35     Tea Break

 

                           Development Models as Sources of Injustice
(3): Being Old is Insane?

                           Chair:
Toshio MIZUUCHI, Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University

10:35 – 11:15     Jackie
YC Kwok, School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic

                           “Struggle
for the right to Life in the City: Appropriation of Urban Space by Older People
in Hong Kong”

 

                           Dialectics of Spatial Injustice:
High-density Development and Everyday Politics

                           Chair:
Hon Chu LEUNG, Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University

11:15 – 11:55     Wing-Shing
TANG, Department of Geography, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Joanna
Wai-Ying LEE, Department of Geography and Resource Management and The Centre
for Environmental Policy and Resource Management, The Chinese University of
Hong Kong

                           “Spatiality
of (In)justice in High-density Development in Hong Kong”

 

11:55 – 12:35     Bhuvaneswari
RAMAN, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy

                           “The
Production of Spatial (In)justice in Indian Cities: Spatial Claims and the
Right to the City Agenda”

 

 

12:35 – 2:05       Lunch

 

                           Spatial Management (1): The political action
and the Aged

                           Chair:
Jackie YC Kwok, School of Design,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2:05 – 2:45         Lynn
A. STAEHELI, Department of Geography, Durham University, and Kafui ATTOH,
Murphy Institute for Labor Studies, City University of New York

                           “Whose
City? What Politics? Contentious and Non-contentious Spaces on Colorado’s Front
Range”

 

2:45 – 3:25         Geerhardt
KORNATOWSKI and Toshio MIZUUCHI, Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University

                           “Social
Mixing without ‘Stealth Gentrification’? A Case Study on Guesthouses for
Long-term International Visitors in North Nishinari, Osaka”

 

3:25 – 3:40         Tea Break

 

                           Spatial Management (2): Business Model Vs
Regeneration Projects

                           Chair:
Christina WEST, Economic Geography, University of Mannheim

3:40 – 4:20         Tomonaga
HORIGUCHI, Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University

                           “The
Incentive and Commitment of Stakeholders in the Business at Base of the Pyramid
– A Structural Analysis and Verification by Accra City, Ghana”

 

4:20 – 5:00         Young
A. LEE, Department of Geography Education, Daegu University

                           “The
Exclusion of Residents from Neighbourhood Regeneration Projects”

 

5:00 – 5:15         Break

 

                           Struggles over Space (1):  University and Dock

                           Chair:
Bhuvaneswari RAMAN, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy

5:15 – 5:55         Don
MITCHELL, Department of Geography, Syracuse University, Kafui ATTOH, Murphy
Institute for Labor Studies, City University of New York, and Lynn STAEHELI,
Department of Geography, Durham University

                           “Social
Justice and the Sausage Factory: Struggles in and over the University in the US
and UK”

                          

5:55 – 6:35         Hon
Chu LEUNG, Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University

                           “Rebel
City Contesting Decontextualized Capitalism: Urban Contentions and Dock
Workers’ Strike in Hong Kong, 2013”

 

7:30 – 9:30         Dinner Break

 

 

 

6th December, 2013

                           Struggle over Space (2); Mobility and
Street

                           Chair: Joanna Wai-Ying LEE, Department of
Geography and Resource Management and The Centre for Environmental Policy and
Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

8:45 – 9:25         C.
RAMACHANDRAIAH, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Begumpet

                           “Mobility
and Streets in Indian Cities: Contestations on Equity and Exclusion”

 

9:25 – 10:05       Yannan
DING, Department of Urban Planning, Hefei University of Technology

                           “Reappropriate
through Occupation: The Case of Contingent Parking in the Street of Chinese
Cities “

 

10:05 – 10:20     Tea Break

 

10:20 – 11:00     Right to Redevelop (1): The Working Class
and the Ordinary

                           Chair:
Stefan KIPFER, The Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

                           Chen
YANG, The School of Urban Planning. Tongji University

                           “The
Discourse of Social Justice in a Working-class Neighbourhood: The Case of
Caoyang in Shanghai”

                          

11:00 – 11:40     Shannon
WALSH, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

                           “Rights
and Wrongs: The Contradictions of Urban Renewal in a Johannesburg Neighourhood”

 

11:40 – 12:20     King-lai
WONG and Kwok-kin FUNG, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University

                           “Exploration
of the Institutional Impact on Urban Renewal: A Case of Hong Kong”

 

12:20 – 1:10       Quick Lunch

                               

                           Right to Redevelop (2): Cultural Vs
Commercial Regeneration

                           Chair:
Garth MYERS, Urban Studies Program, Trinity College Hartford

1:10 – 1:50         Yun-Chung
CHEN, Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Mirana May
SZETO, Department of Comparative Literature, The University of Hong Kong

                           “Right
to the City: Preserving Our Neighbourhood Movement in Hong Kong”

 

1:50 – 2:30         Johannes
KIENER, Urban Research Plaza, Osaka City University

                           “Between
Commercial Gentrification and Urban Regeneration: The Case of the Nakazaki
Neighbourhood in Osaka”

 

                           Roundtable Discussion

2:30 – 3:00         Chair:
Wing-Shing TANG

 

3:30 – 7:00         Field Trip: Encountering Injustice on the Ground

 

7:30 – 9:30         Farewell Dinner