Against Cities: Manifesto for a Post-Urban Ecological Society

Monday 15 November 2021 - 05:00pm - 06:00pm

Book talk by Guillaume Faburel, moderated and translated by Anaïs Maurer

Are big cities the future of humanity? Everywhere, business and political elites agree on one thing: urbanizing the world. Yet very few people consider the city as an ideal living space. Pollution, stress, hypermobility, alienation from nature, and violent class segregation through gentrification became the new normal than many cannot stand anymore. In his manifesto, Guillaume Faburel pleads for a shift away from the glorification of these hyper-polluting and alienating spaces and calls for a post-urban environmentalism.

Guillaume Faburel is professor of Geography, urban planning, and political science at Université Lyon 2 and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon. He works on environmental issues and urban planning impact on social and ecological modes of life. He is the author of the award winning book Les métropoles barbares (Éditions le passager clandestin, 2019).