Urban Studies Events

POSTPONED: Building Livable Cities and Healthy Communities: Policy and Planning Approaches for Resilience and Sustainability

October 02, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
A panel of experts will discuss innovative law and policy solutions for creating healthier neighborhoods, cities. Speakers will identify environmental change solutions for diseases like diabetes, obesity, asthma, and lung cancer. This seminar will showcase the latest in research and practice on how best to incorporate legal and policy tools into public health strategies.
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Climate Change in a Growing, Urbanizing World: Understanding the Demography of Adaptation (Book Launch)

October 02, 2013 // 11:45am1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The effects of climate change are often conveyed through the lens of changing physical landscapes. Shifting weather patterns, the intensification of drought, flooding, and coastal erosion are all primary areas of climate research. But do researchers know enough about changes in the size, distribution, and composition of human populations as they relate to climate vulnerability?
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Asia: Urban Spaces, the Local Environment and Global Sustainability

July 29, 2013 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In this event, co-sponsored with the USAID Alumni Association, a panel of experts will examine the relationship between industrial and urban environmental threats in Asia as well as their impact on local and global interests. Discussion will explore different constituencies, perspectives and narratives in the environmental dialogue.

Housing Policies in the U.S. and Korea: Balancing Affordability with Financial Viability

July 24, 2013 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The Wilson Center is organizing this seminar in collaboration with the Land and Housing Institute (LHI), Korea Land and Housing Corporation, based in Seoul, Korea, as a part of a comprehensive study and exchange of affordable housing policies in the U.S. to inform Korean policies and programs. A panel of experts will examine best practices as well as limitations found in U.S. housing policies and will highlight patterns in programming.

The Reinvention of Brazil's Largest City

June 18, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Brazil Institute
On Tuesday, June 18th, the Brazil Institute convenes experts on urban renewal and the case of Sao Paulo.

Housing Rehab for Consolidated Squatter Settlements in Latin America’s First Suburbs: Policy Approaches

May 30, 2013 // 9:00am12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Researchers from the Latin American Housing Network (LAHN) will present finding from a comparative study of housing policies in consolidated low-income settlements in nine countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay).

Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas: Strategies for Equitable and Integrated Development

May 28, 2013 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Authors present original research on metropolitan governance in Brazil Canada, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela.

Africa: Agriculture, Structural Change and the Urban Imperative

May 22, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Panelists will examine how African nations can manage structural and spatial change to broaden economic growth.
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Communism on Tomorrow Street: Mass Housing and Everyday Life after Stalin

May 20, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
This book examines how, beginning under Khrushchev in 1953, a generation of Soviet citizens moved from the overcrowded communal dwellings of the Stalin era to modern single-family apartments, later dubbed khrushchevka. Arguing that moving to a separate apartment allowed ordinary urban dwellers to experience Khrushchev’s thaw, Steven E. Harris fundamentally shifts interpretation of the thaw, conventionally understood as an elite phenomenon.

A Muslim Tale of Two Cities: ‘We Met the Trains’

April 10, 2013 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
The forced migration of Muslims from the Balkans to Turkey is one of the least known movements of people in modern times. In "A Muslim Tale of Two Cities" Frances Trix focuses on urban Muslims from the central Balkans and the hometown associations they founded in Turkish cities.

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