Urban Studies Events

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).

Urbanization and Health in Developing World Cities

December 02, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
After fading from the agenda over the past fifteen to twenty years, urban health is recapturing the attention of policy makers and international health advocates worldwide. With rapid rates of urbanization, cities are struggling to provide a host of services and infrastructure for old and new populations alike.

After the Storm: Environment and Population Issues in Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Global Implications for Coastal Development

October 05, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Robert A. Thomas, who holds the Chair of Environmental Communications at the University of Loyola in New Orleans, speaks about the environmental and demographic aspects of post-hurricane reconstruction in the Gulf Coast.

Divided Cities

August 31, 2005 // 10:30am5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In this workshop we explore the following: What is a divided or contested city? What are the core sources of conflict? What factors may promote peaceful co existence? What policies or interventions can promote harmony? Featuring presentations by A.C.Hepburn, University of Sunderland; H.V. Savitch, University of Louisville; Scott Bollens, University of California, Irvine; and Peter Marcuse, Columbia University.

BorderLines Toronto

June 23, 2005 // 8:00am12:30pm
Canada Institute
In this installment of the BorderLines conference series, three panels of experts gathered in Toronto, Ontario to discuss the policy challenges facing city regions in North America, with a particular focus on urban competitiveness and prosperity.

Growing Up Global: The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries

June 09, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The new report from the U.S. National Academies' National Research Council and Institute of Medicine shows that despite dramatic progress in certain areas, many young people still lack adequate schooling and good health.

The Role of the City in State Development: Maputo, Mozambique

June 07, 2005 // 12:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Richard Stren, University of Toronto;JM Lusugga Kironde, University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania);Davinder Lanba, Mazingira Institute (Kenya);Nansozie Muwanga, Makerere University (Uganda);Bernhard Weimer; German Technical Cooperation Agency (Mozambique);Mohamed Halfani, UN Habitat;Owen Crankshaw, South Africa;Robert Cameron, University of Cape Town.

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