Urban Studies Events

Changes in the Structure of Belgrade and Sofia since the End of Socialism: Some Problems and Opportunities

April 15, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Sonia Hirt, Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech-Blacksburg

Tensions, Territory and Terror: Understanding Violence against Foreigners in South Africa

February 19, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Loren Landau director, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; Steven McDonald Consulting Program Manager, Africa Program, Consulting Program Director,Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity; Witney Schneidman President, Schneidman & Associates International, Washington, DC

Climate Prosperity: Democratic Capitalism with a Twist

February 04, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Shari Garmise vice president for knowledge management and development, International Economic Development Council, Washington, DC; Stephanie McClellan policy director, Office of the Governor, State of Delaware; Graham Richard principal, Graham Richard Associates, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Phillip Singerman senior vice president, B&D Consulting, Washington, DC; Marc Weiss chairman & CEO, Global Urban Development and chairman, Climate Prosperity Project

Socio-Ecological Systems and Urban Environmental Transitions: Comparison between experiences of the Asia Pacific and the developed world

January 15, 2009 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Peter J. Marcotullio Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York; Senior Fellow, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Columbia University; Robert McDonald Vanguard Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

World Urban Forum 4 & 5. From Nanjing to Rio de Janeiro: Bringing the Urban Agenda to the Development Community

January 07, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Gerald C. Anderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organizations Affairs, State Department; Judith A. Hermanson, Senior Vice President, CHF International; Jessica R. Tulodo, Acting Team Leader, Urban Programs and Engineering Services, USAID; Christopher W. Williams, Representative, UN-HABITAT, Washington DC Office

Book Launch - Century of the City: No Time to Lose

December 18, 2008 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Neal R. Peirce will present his new publication, Century of the City: No Time to Lose, which is based upon the findings of the Summit. A journalist and speaker, Pierce has written extensively about the national and global roles of cities and metropolitan regions.

Community Resilience: Stories from the Ground

December 09, 2008 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
What is the underlying meaning of a community? Challenges have risen globally on the surrounding focus of how communities can nurture meaning and opportunities around the world.

The America's Energy Coast Policy Forum

December 02, 2008 // 8:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Moderator R. King Milling, Chairman, America's WETLAND Foundation

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

November 20, 2008 // 7:45am3:15pm
Asia Program
Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Conference participants highlight the different facets of Pakistan's water crisis, examine the rural and urban dimensions of the crisis, and consider possible responses.

The Business of Urban Transformation

October 29, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
David Fulton, Director of Business Liason, Office of the U.S. Executive Director, The World Bank; Judith Hermanson, Senior Vice President, CHF International; David Painter, Vice President, TCG International, LLC; J.P. Solomon, CEO, MAYA Organic Private Ltd.