A new book entitled Contested Cities and Urban Activism has just been published by Palgrave. The book was edited by Ngai Ming Yip, Miguel Martinez Lopez and Xiaoyi Sun. It discusses cases of urban activism in cities of the Global North and South in 12 chapters.
UQ|UP’s Sonia Roitman examines the work done by two groups of activists in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to contribute to a more just city. One of these groups is a network of artists, academics and kampung residents called Warga Berdaya. The second group is a network of female slum residents called Kalijawi. Both groups are very new as collective entities but have managed to achieved very impressive goals in this short time. They have become significant actors in Yogyakarta.