The Newsletter 69 Autumn 2014

Critical reflections on the future of planning

Paul Rabé

On 27 and 28 August 2014, Paul Rabé, Coordinator of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA) at IIAS, and Anupama Rao, Associate Professor of History at Barnard College/Columbia University, convened a workshop entitled Public City, Private City at the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University.

The workshop was the first of three to be organised as part of the urban component of the Rethinking Asian Studies in a Global Context programme. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York and coordinated by IIAS, this programme aims to generate new humanitiesfocused research and knowledge in the fi eld of Asian studies and urban studies by stimulating discussions between a range of diff erent scholars and researchers in Asia, the United States and Europe.