Democracy and the City
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
149 W. Hastings
Join the Urban Studies Graduate Student Association (USGSA) as we host our Fall Forum: Democracy and the City.This student-led conference will host community members, students, academics and professionals who are working to make our city and region more democratic. Together the conference will explore how, and why, urban regions are desirable sites for inclusive forms of democratic governance.
Some of the themes to be discussed are youth engagement, urban culture, and democracy as a practice. Finally, the forum will conclude with a discussion on innovations in democracy, and how the city form lends itself to encouraging new means for public participation and civic life.
The event will take place at SFU Woodward’s Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre on Sunday, October 5, 2014. The event is free and open to everyone!