AAPC Guest Seminar: Chris Lee

Dr Christopher Lee (Harvard, GSD), former director of Projective Cities, will be giving a guest seminar:

The Dominant Types in the Developmental City (Singapore)

Soutram Park, Singapore  1960

Date1/5/2013, Time: 17:00, Venue: 33 Groundfloor Back

As an alternative to the construction of the idea of the city based on the polis, the seminar discusses the rise of the idea of the city as a ‘Developmental City State’. A state, according to Manuel Castells, can be defined as developmental when it ‘…establishes as its principle of legitimacy its ability to promote and sustain development.’ The city in this instance is used as a pure developmental apparatus to manifest the state’s political project.

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