Urban Studies Events

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Why is Urban Assistance Important? Inserting Urban Issues Into the Development Agenda

September 24, 2007 // 9:00am1:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
This is the concluding seminar of the CUSP series on Global Urban Poverty.
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Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal

September 07, 2007 // 9:00am11:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day.
Webcast

Drug-Resistant TB in Russia

July 24, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
It is expected that 62 percent of all new multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases will be concentrated in Russia, China, and India, according to Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee.
Webcast

The State of the World's Population: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth

June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.

Housing for the Urban Poor

May 22, 2007 // 1:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Rose Molokoane, Slum Dwellers International, South Africa; Farouk Tebbal, Habitat/Cities Alliance; Eduardo Rojas, InterAmerican Development Bank;Diana Mitlin, IIED.

Innovations in Urban Development: Lessons from Brazil

May 17, 2007 // 10:30am12:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Teresa Caldeira, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley; Marcia Leite Arieira,Senior Social Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank; Bryan McCann, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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Urban Health in Asia: Growing Needs and Challenges Among the Poorest Populations

May 10, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss the rapid state of urbanization and the health status of the urban poor in Asia and, specifically, in India, where the urban population is projected to expand from 328 to 550 million by 2026, and the urban poor are currently estimated at between 80 and 100 million.

City Solutions for Urbanization, Slums, and the Urban Poor

March 26, 2007 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Urban Housing and Policy Exchange with the International Community: HUD's experience

March 22, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Urban Crime and Violence

March 21, 2007 // 9:00am12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Diane Davis, Professor of Political Sociology, Associate Dean, School ofArchitecture and Planning, MIT; Rubem Fernandes, Anthropologist and Director of Viva Rio; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Caroline Moser,Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Washington, DC.

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