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The future of politics is urban // Tues 28 July 2015

Bronwyn Hayward
An open lecture from POLS 216 – Urban Politics and Policy in Practice, presented by the Department of Political Science, University of Canterbury.

Te Pūtahi Pop-up Space
Unimed building, ground floor
163 Gloucester St (adjacent to New Regent St)

Students and members of the public turned out to listen to Bronwyn discuss the nature of urban politics now and into the future, with a particular emphasis on the position of youth.By the middle of this century, 7 in 10 people will live in a city. Cities are already large global actors, destinations, and trade centres in their own right. It is no coincidence that cities gave birth to our first ideas of democracy and in this public lecture, Assc Prof Bronwyn Hayward discussed why cities and their citizens sites will define the politics of this, the century of the city.

Bronwyn Hayward is Head of Department of Political Science at UC, her New Zealand and international research focuses on democracy in times of change, with a particular emphasis on youth, urbanization and environmental change.

Date: July 22, 2015