The City Talks - Seeing Like a City

Please join us this Thursday evening, March 15th, for the final installment of The City Talks, 2011-2012.

Seeing Like a City
Warren Magnusson, Political Science
University of Victoria

The Legacy Art Gallery, Downtown Victoria
Doors open at 7:00
Lecture begins at 7:30

This is a free public event.

Victoria’s own Warren Magnusson, a founding member of the Committee for Urban Studies at the University of Victoria will explore themes related to his recent book, Politics of Urbanism: Seeing Like a City (Routledge, 2011). In it professor Magnusson advances a new interpretation of the role of cities/urbanism in contemporary political life. The city, he argues, defies our expectations of governance and authority. In this context, he asks, how do we engage in realistic and creative politics?