Yves Cabannes, Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College of London

“Another city is possible!” Alternatives to the City as a Commodity

Local and Complementary Currencies & Their Role in Radical Urban Transformation

Tuesday, December 3, 4pm, 206 Ingraham

Communal and Collective Forms of Land Tenure & the Right to Housing

Wednesday, December 4, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, December 5, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

A man smiles at the camera. His wavy gray hair is of medium length. Though it is brushed off his face, a lock of hair hangs on his brow. He wears a bright red turtle-neck style sweater with a zipper, underneath a black coat. He stands outside at night. Behind him, a wintry gray ski and the lights of skyscrapers can be seen.YVES CABANNES is Professor and Chair of Development Planning at Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London. From 2004 to 2006 he was lecturer in Urban Planning at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and an economist, planner and urban specialist. From 1997 until December 2003, he was the regional Coordinator of the UN Habitat/UNDP Urban Management Program for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has particular experience and interest in urban agriculture & Food sovereignty, local currencies, participatory planning, municipal public policies, low cost housing, participatory budgeting, community-based micro credit systems and appropriate technologies for local development. He is an advocate on development and rights issues and was the convener for the UN Advisory Group on Forced Evictions (2004 -2010) and the senior advisor to the Municipality of Porto Alegre, Brazil, for the international network on participatory budgeting. He is currently a member of the board of the International RUAF Foundation (Resource Centres for Urban Agriculture and Food Security), The World Fund for City Development (Metropolis), HuiZhi (Participation Centre, Chengdu China) and the Participatory Budgeting Project (USA).