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Cohabitation Strategies and Urban Front

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The brainchild of Lucia Babina, Emiliano Gandolfi, Gabriela Rendon, and Miguel Robles-Duran, Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) emerged as a response to contemporary urban structures and neoliberal practices that its founders believed were propelling social inequities among citizens. The nonprofit cooperative—which launched the same day as the historic Lehman Brothers bank collapse—conducts sociospatial research and development around the world, formulating long-term strategies with the input of artistic, scientific, and community perspectives. Urban Front is a recently established international consultancy network for governments, NGOs, and foundations looking to mitigate social inequalities. An outgrowth of CohStra’s work that expanded the organization’s global capacity, it was founded by Robles-Duran and David Harvey, who are recognized as leading scholars of urbanism and urban geography as well as outspoken proponents of the modern “right to the city” movement. CohStra’s community-driven projects have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Biennale of Architecture, the Istanbul Design Biennial, and the Shenzhen Biennale.

Established 2008, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Established 2019, New York, USA
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