對話 | 誰的城市?“低端人口”的驅逐 Whose City? Eviction of “Low-end Population”

[English description below]

『那年妳踏上暮色他鄉, 妳以為那裏有妳的理想』

壹首首異鄉人的歌,唱出了多少城市浪子的心。在以城市化為指向的華人聚居地域,人口密度的劇增給城市帶來了不少的隱患與麻煩;城市管理問題也成為了社會討論的焦點。在壹些地區,人口的剛性清理已被提上了行政日程。這壹趨勢,能否帶來人口結構的平衡?或者保證公共設施與資源的最優化利用?反而言之,剛性清理會不會只是城市病的割肉療瘡?城市人口問題的本質究竟是流動人口基數,還是城市管理水平?這些問題最終歸結於此:在鋼筋水泥的叢林中,何能棲居,何者棄居?
這個壹月,在老地方,讓我們用頭腦風暴與理性思考,開啟全新的壹年。

【活動形式】
活動將以小組討論+大組討論的形式進行。你不需要準備任何發言,我們鼓勵你將自己的經歷和對「華人」這一概念的思考結合起來,與大家在相互尊重的基礎上交流想法。你可以使用你最熟悉的語言(國/普、粵、英)進行分享,我們將提供翻譯。兩組討論之間將有茶敘時間。

【關於對話】
UBC對話成立於2014年,是一個完全由學生主導的社團。無論你是來自陸、港、澳、臺、加、東南亞或是其他國家或地區,也無論你的身份認同為何,只要你對分享或傾聽有關「華人」話題的討論有興趣,我們都歡迎你來參與我們的活動,並在活動中和來自不同背景的朋友建立友誼,擦出思想的火花。

對話主頁:https://www.facebook.com/ubcdialogue

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Just like in the Dickensian novel, many people can have their life story illustrated in two places: where they have grown and where they are now. We leave for big cities, not just for a better future, but for a place we can call ours. And then, here comes the “urban cleansing.”

Urban economic cleansing consists of methods used by government or those in power to make those pesky poorer people get up and move from the geographic place they live . Is this a necessary means for a city to reach a more balanced population-resource ratio? Is it for the majority’s good? Or, is this a rather impersonal approach for certain population’s rights? From where you stand, how do you see this matter? And think further, whose city is it, that we are talking about here?

This January, in between of the winter of despair and the spring of hope, shall we gather and ponder – this concrete jungle and its eviction, is it going direct to heaven, or the other way?
*The event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided.
**We encourage you to use the language you are most comfortable with. We will provide translation in the event.

[About UBC Hua Dialogue]
Established in 2014, UBC Hua Dialogue is a student-led platform for discussions of social, cultural and political issues related to the Hua-communities. Our value is “listen, share, respect” and we welcome students of all background and identities to join us.

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