Urban Studies Events

Responding to Disasters: Myths, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Paul Born, Co-Founder and Director, Tamarack - an Institute for Community Engagement, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health; Leonard Doyle
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Survivors Speak: Essential Leadership in Combating Demand for Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex

September 27, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Vednita Carter, Breaking Free; Kristy Childs, Veronica's Voice; Tina Frundt, Courtney's House; Marian Hatcher, Women of Power Alumni Association; Rachel Lloyd, Girls Education & Mentoring Services
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How to Help Cities in Hard Times: Advising the Obama Administration

September 02, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
William Barnes, National League of Cities, Raphael W. Bostic, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Amy Liu, Brookings Institution, Ron Loveridge, National League of Cities, Mayor of Riverside, CA., Paul Peterson, Harvard University, Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Center for Community and Economic Justice, Margaret Weir, University of California, Berkeley
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Meeting the Health Challenge of Urban Poverty and Slums

July 20, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The rapid urbanization of the developing world has brought the growth of slums and increases in urban poverty. Two leading experts examined how non-health- specific programs in urban areas such as housing, water and sanitation, infrastructure improvements and micro finance can improve the health conditions in slums.
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Immigration, Jobs, and the Economy

June 08, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
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The Places We Live: Slums & Urban Poverty in the Developing World

April 30, 2010 // 10:00am12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Sai Balakrishnan, PhD Candidate, Harvard University; Bob Buckley, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation; Billy Cobbett, Programme Manager, Cities Alliance; Paul Rabe, PhD, University of Southern California, Robin Rajack, Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank; Danielle Resnick, PhD Candidate, Cornell University; Christopher Williams, UN-Habitat
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Legislative Trials and Triumphs in Combating Demand for Commercial Sex

March 09, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director, Equality Now; Eleanor Gaetan, Legislative Adviser, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women; Samir Goswami, Policy Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation; Ambassador Lina Nealon, Program Manager, Demand Abolition, Hunt Alternatives Fund
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The Road to Rio: Inclusive Sustainable Urbanization

February 24, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Judy L. Baker, Lead Economist, Finance, Economics and Urban Development, The World Bank, Christopher Williams, UN-HABITAT, Washington, DC

The Road to Rio: Cultural Diversity & Identity in Cities; Governance & Participation

January 06, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Moderator Richard Stren, Emeritus Professor and Former Director, Department of Political Science and Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto; Brian English, CHF Country Director, India; Mario E Martín, Rector, CEDAC, Centro de Diseño, Arquitectura y Construcción, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Afeefa Syeed; Senior Culture and Development Adviser, Asia and Middle East Bureaus, U.S. Agency for International Development; Brian Wampler, Professor of Political Science, Boise State University
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Housing the U.S. Government in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

December 09, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, Acting Architect of the Capitol & Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Architect of the Capitol, Todd DeGarmo, FAIA, Chief Executive Officer, STUDIOS Architecture, Robert Ivy, FAIA, Editor in Chief, Architectural Record, Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland School of Architecture, Columnist, The Washington Post, Christine W. McEntee, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects, Robert Peck, Commissioner, Public Buildings Services, U.S. General Services Administration, Valerie Santos, Deputy Mayer, Planning & Economic Development, Washington, D.C., Leslie Shepherd, Chief Architect, U.S. General Services Administration

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