Urban Studies Events


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.

Launch of WorldWatch Magazine's Population Issue

September 30, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In a recent nationwide poll studying the U.S. public's attitudes toward population, barely 50 percent of respondents believed there is a strong link between global population growth and climate change, reports Thomas Prugh of World Watch magazine at the launch of their population issue

Cities and Fundamentalisms

August 15, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Nezar AlSayyad, Professor and Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley; Inger Furseth, Research Associate, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California, Professor and Research Associate, KIFO Centre for Church Research, Oslo, Norway; Rhys H. Williams, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati

Book Launch - The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville

July 11, 2008 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Author: Derek S. Hyra, Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, George Washington University; Panelists: Honorable Keith L.T. Wright, New York State Assemblyman; Mary Pattillo, Chair and Professor, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, Margery Turner, Director, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, The Urban Institute

Innovative Approaches to Developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure

July 10, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Robert Hudnall, Infrastructure Advisor, ICMA International; Alain Streicher, Vice President, International Resources Group; Mauricio Posada, Managing Associate, Nathan Associates, Inc.; Michael Tetelman, Director, dot-ORG, DOT-COM Alliance, Academy for Educational Development; Tom A. Pedersen, Senior Vice President, Director of Sustainability, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

Lessons in Governance from Urban Brazil

June 17, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Tim Campbell, Chairman, Urban Age Institute; Eduardo Rojas, Principal Housing and Urban Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank; Ivani Vassoler, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, State University of New York, Fredonia

Transnational Migration to New Regional Centers: Policy Challenges, Practice, and the Migrant Experience

June 04, 2008 // 9:00am5:15pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Pep Subiros, Author and Philosopher, Barcelona, Spain; Loren Landau, Director, Forced Migration Studies Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; J. Walter Tejada, Chairman, Arlington County Board; Manuel Angel Castillo Garcia, Profesor-Investigador, El Colegio de México; Patricia Landolt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto; Cynthia Buckley, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin; Oxana Shevel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Davlat Khudonazarov, Senior Research Fellow, Russian Academy of Sciences; Timothy Heleniak, Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Maryland; Yaroslav Pylynskyi, Director, Kennan Kyiv Project, Ukraine; Olga Vendina, Geographer, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Mikhail Alexseev, Associate Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University; Caroline Brettell, Interim Dean of Dedman College and Professor of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University; Michael Jones-Correa, Professor of Government, Cornell University

The Economic Effect of Immigration: Implications for Income and Employment of Low-Skill Labor in the United States

June 03, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Tamar Jacoby, President, ImmigrationWorks USA; Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies