Entangled and Precarized Peripheries in Mexico City, Liette Gilbert

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:30pm- 2:00pm
Room 140, Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building

Mexico City is often described as a “city of many cities”; it is also a city of “many suburbs.” This presentation examines how land and housing development (or lack thereof) is entangled with lax planning regulation, clientelism, and social polarization to produce various types of precarized peripheries.

Liette Gilbert is Full Professor and Graduate Program Director at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her research examines marginalized experiences and narratives in sub/urban re/development. She has published extensively on issues of neoliberalisation of immigration policy, securitization and criminalization of immigration, social justice, and urban citizenship. She is the co-author of The Oak Ridges Moraine Battles: Development, Sprawl and Nature Conservation in the Toronto Region with her colleagues L. Anders Sandberg and Gerda R. Wekerle.