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Richard Sennett on Urban Resilience, Data Privacy and Neoliberalism

Short thesis

With the urban sphere undergoing the most remarkable transformation during the global pandemic, Richard Sennett, sociologist and Senior Advisor to the United Nations on its Program on Climate Change and Cities, sheds light on the urban form of the future, the role of the social state and power dynamics of high tech surveillance measures.

Description

Why isn’t a green city automatically a healthy city? How could a data-friendly implementation of health-tracking apps positively impact civil society? Is COVID-19 making the digital space more accessible and inclusive for wide-spread cultural consumption? How are our attitudes to Neoliberalism shifting?

Tune in to hear from sociologist and Senior Advisor to the United Nations on its Programme on Climate Change and Cities Richard Sennett shed light on the urban form of the future, power dynamics of high tech surveillance measures, and the role of the Social State.

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