Locals are trying to protect their heritage from development projects like road expansion all over the Kathmandu Valley
From contestation around Colombo Sri Lanka's wetlands to forests in Oregon, my research examines the interface between top-down and bottom-up development approaches. Learn more about my research in this area from these publications:
Molden, O.C. (2019). Water Heritage and Urban Development: Lessons from Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. Journal of Heritage Management.
Molden O. & Meehan K. (2017). Sociotechnical imaginaries of urban development: social movements around “traditional” water infrastructure in the Kathmandu Valley. Urban Geography, 39(5), 763- 782.
Molden, O., Abrams J., Davis E.J, Moseley, C. (2017). “Beyond localism: The micropolitics of local legitimacy in a community-based organization.”Journal of rural studies, 50, 60-69.
Meehan, K. & Molden, O. (2015) Political Ecologies of the State In J. Agnew, B.V. Mamadough, A. Secor, & J. Sharp (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Geography (438-450). John Wiley & Sons