Urban Studies Events

Spatial Dimensions of Poverty in Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States

October 08, 2003 // 9:00am1:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Perspectives on Urban Poverty in Latin America

September 17, 2003 // 9:00am6:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Urban Think Tank Launch

August 20, 2003 // 8:30am5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

CUSP Workshop: Decentralization and Local Government in Urban West Africa

August 04, 2003 // 9:00am6:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Africa, one of the least urbanized continents of the world, is urbanizing rapidly. Thus, in the year 2000 Africa's total population (estimated at 794 million) was 37.2 percent urbanized – the lowest of any major continental region of the world. During the next thirty years, however, the United Nations projects an annual average growth rate for Africa at 3.27 percent, the highest in the world by a substantial margin. The twin trends of decentralization and democratization have affected much of West Africa. The workshop will address potential ideas and approaches to an upcoming urban forum, which the Comparative Urban Studies Project is organizing for December, 2003, also in Dakar. Among the topics for discussion are the current urbanization experience in West African (anglophone and francophone) countries; new approaches to urban governance and urban policy research in comparative perspective; the experience of decentralization; and experiences with municipal governance and democracy in the West African – and wider African – region. The workshop itself will be a closed meeting of approximately fifteen participants from a variety of different backgrounds.

Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

Book Launch for Cities Transformed: Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World

May 20, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

City Development Strategies: Opportunities for Poverty Reduction

May 15, 2003 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Youth, Poverty, and Conflict in Southeast Asian Cities
BANGKOK, THAILAND

April 08, 2003 // 9:00am5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Youth Explosion in Developing World Cities: Approaches to Reducing Poverty and Conflict in an Urban Age

February 10, 2003 // 8:00am4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

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