All events will take place at Erasmus University College (Nieuwemarkt 1A, 3011 HP, Rotterdam) unless otherwise noted

Fall 2016


Gentrification in the post-crash city: austerity, stigma and evictions

Kirsteen Paton, University of Liverpool

Monday 19 September




Change through Culture – Culture through Change:” Narrating Urban Transformation Processes in Germany’s Ruhr Valley

Julia Sattler, TU Dortmund

Monday 3 October

Past lectures, Spring 2016

Film screening: We are not ghosts
Monday 22 February, 18.30 – 20.00 (Lecture Hall A)

Creative cities and the fragmentation of socio-economic space
Bas van Heur, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Monday 7 March 2016, 18.30 – 20.00 (Erasmus Hall)

The fifty year rebellion: Race and resistance in U.S. urban politics
Scott Kurashige, University of Washington Bothell
Thursday March 24 2016, 18.30 – 20.00 (Erasmus Hall)

Rio Olympic Legacy: Missed opportunities
Dr Roberto Rocco, TU Delft
NOTE: Change of Date: Monday 2 May, 18.30 – 20.00 (Erasmus Hall)


Jane Jacobs – Visionary with results
David Miller, former Mayor of the City of Toronto
Monday 23 May, 18.30 – 20.00 (Erasmus Hall)


Driving Detroit: the quest for respect in the Motor City
George Galster, Wayne State University
Monday 6 June, 18.30 – 20.00 (Erasmus Hall)