Urban Studies Events

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Access to Urban Land

September 14, 2006 // 9:00am3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Jockin Arputham, president of the National Slum Dwellers Federation in Mumbai, India; Sheela Patel, Director, Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC), Mumbai; Robert Neuwirth, Author, Shadow Cities; Cate Ambrose, Chief of Advocacy and External Relations, Secretariat of the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor; Robert Buckley, Lead Economist, Transport and Urban Development Department, The World Bank; William Cobbett, Manager, Cities Alliance; Edesio Fernandes, Associate Lecturer, Development Planning Unit, University College of London and CUSP Advisory Board Member; Martim Smolka, Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
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The Security Demographic: Assessing the Evidence

June 13, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Drawing on three decades of data, Richard Cincotta and Jack Goldstone explore the relationship between demography and conflict—critical to the USAID reexamination of the Fragile/Rebuilding States strategy.

Live Webcast: Migration, Economic Development and Urban Inclusion

May 31, 2006 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Loren Landau: Director, Forced Migration Studies Program, University of Witwatersrand. Johannesburg, South Africa. and Discussants: Caroline Kihato: Development Bank of Southern Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa. Xolela Mangcu: University of Witwatersrand. Johannesburg, South Africa. Ananya Roy: Assistant Professor & Chair, Urban Studies Department of City & Regional Planning; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs International & Area Studies, University of California at Berkeley.

Reception: Global Environment Change and Human Security

May 23, 2006 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Researchers from the GECHS network will be on hand to discuss the ways in which diverse social and environmental processes combine to affect human well-being, including people's health, economic opportunities, and political freedoms.
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Climate Change Politics in North America (Part One)

May 18, 2006 // 1:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and ECSP host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.

Youth and The City: Comparative Perspectives on Urban Space, Class, and Gender in Recife (Brazil), Hanoi (Vietnam), and Lusaka (Zambia)

April 27, 2006 // 10:00am12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Karen Tranberg Hansen, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University. Wilson Center Scholar. Anne Line Dalsgård, Associate Professor, Institute of Anthropology, Aarhus University.Karen Valentin, Assistant Professor, Danish University of Education.Discussant: Pamela Reynolds, Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.

The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro

March 17, 2006 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Zachary M. Schrag, Assistant Professor of History, George Mason University and Discussant: David F. Garrison, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Brookings Greater Washington Research Program, Brookings Institution.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Green Revolution in Cuba

March 17, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
At a screening of the unfinished documentary, The Green Revolution in Cuba, David Suzuki discusses the “true green revolution” that took place in Cuba, as well as the energy efficiency of consuming local food.

Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case

February 01, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman of the Presidential Technical Board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, presents a paper entitled "Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case" at a seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Project.

Global Urban Poverty: Setting the Research Agenda

December 15, 2005 // 1:00am4:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Carole Rakodi Professor of International Urban Development, The University of Birmingham;Jorge Wilheim Former Deputy Secretary General of the UN Habitat II Conference (1996).

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