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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Thursday, April 20 • 9:10am - 10:35am
TH9.10.11 Technologies and Mythologies of Mobility

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In this session we explore the ways in which different mobilities constitute and disrupt spaces and their borders. How do mobilities enable particular freedoms, become dangerous, transgress social norms, inform aspirations, and ultimately enable city dwellers to participate in place-making? What are the different kinds of technologies that enable mobility and how do these become wrapped in particular urban myths of speed, efficiency, sustainability and excitement? The panel will speak to the ways in which different forms of mobility and immobility interact to produce different outcomes for differently gendered, classed and ethnicized bodies. It will look at how individual and spatial identities get constructed through the production and enactment of particular cultural, everyday and long-distance mobilities. In addressing these question the members of this panel seek to open up ways of unpacking the mobile and its potential for producing opportunities as well as constraints in the urban. The members of this panel have been involved in research on mobilities in different urban regions across South Asia.

Wake Up! Hyderabad: An Analysis of Road Safety Campaigns
Sneha Annavarapu, University of Chicago

The Ladies Compartment: Producing Space and Negotiating Mobility in a Women-only Crowd
Aditi Aggarwal, University of Illinois at Chicago

Transnational Mobilities and Cosmopolitan Place-Making in Kathmandu, Nepal
Benjamin Linder, University of Illinois at Chicago

Gender and Informality Within the Mumbai Suburban Railway system
Lauren Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago



Thursday April 20, 2017 9:10am - 10:35am
Lakeshore C (1st Floor)