Urban Studies Events

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.
Webcast

Demography and Conflict: How Population Pressure and Youth Bulges Affect the Risk of Civil War

March 05, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As populations grow larger, younger, and more urban, countries should develop adaptable resource management programs and bolster state and local political capacity to reduce the risk of civil conflict, says Henrik Urdal, a researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.
Webcast

Flash Points and Tipping Points: Security Implications of Global Population Changes, 2005-2025

February 27, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Jack Goldstone and Eric Kaufmann discuss the potential security implications of rapid urbanization, global epidemics, shifts in economic power, declining populations in many developed countries, and increased immigration.

Sustainable Transportation Services for the Urban Poor

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP) hosts a seminar to discuss sustainable transportation services for the urban poor.
Webcast

Air Pollution and Environmental Health Threats in Southern China

February 13, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Christine Loh, founder of the Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange, says that Hong Kong could lose its status as the economic hub of Asia if the city does not clean up its skies.

Water and Sanitation Services for the Urban Poor

January 23, 2007 // 8:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Gordon McGranahan emphasizes the importance of local and community engagement in the provision of water and sanitation services for the urban poor.
Webcast

Report Launch: The World's Water 2006-2007

November 16, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Launching the fifth edition of the biennial report The World's Water, Peter Gleick provides an updated analysis on water, and the political, economic, technological, and scientific issues associated with it.
Webcast

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
Webcast

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.

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