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Kinder Book Launch: The Politics of Urban Water: Changing Waterscapes in Amsterdam

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Kinder Book Launch: The Politics of Urban Water: Changing Waterscapes in Amsterdam

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning Kimberley Kinder will be launching her book from the UGA Press, The Politics of Urban Water: Changing Waterscapes in Amsterdam, at the Taubman College gallery on October 29, 2015.

In The Politics of Urban Water, Kinder explores how active residents in Amsterdam deployed their cityscape when rallying around concerns of pollution and industrial takeover, turning space into a vehicle for social reform. Kinder discusses the interventions of squatters, partiers, artists, historians, environmentalists, tourists, reporters, and government officials in Amsterdam’s shoreline transformation. This transformation pulled the urban water in new directions, connecting it to political discussions about affordable housing, cultural tolerance, climate change, and national identity.

Kinder teaches in the areas of Urban Studies, Social Justice, and Spatial Politics. She is the author of DIY Detroit: Making Do in a City without Services, to be released in 2016, and has a third book project under development. Celebrating the release of The Politics of Urban Water: Changing Waterscapes in Amsterdam, Kinder will speak informally about the book in the college gallery.

For more information on the book and launch event:http://taubmancollege.umich.edu/events/2015/10/29/kimberley-kinder-book-launch-politics-urban-water-changing-waterscapes-amsterdam