Working Session: The Urban Pacific
Organizers: Michelle Rooney and Paige West
We had eleven participants in the Urban Pacific session with papers focusing on how people imagine urban lives, trans local communities, surburbanization, urban infrastructure, migration, the role of the state in the management of the urban, new media and urban belonging, the relationship between international aid and Pacific urban communities, settler colonialism and race in cities, rural to urban social ties, on climate change and urban migration. The conversation was lively and we plan to come together again in 2019 with 8000 word papers.
Michelle Rooney, ANU <email@example.com>;
Paige West, Columbia University <firstname.lastname@example.org>