Urban Studies Events

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Havana and Its Landscapes

May 02, 2008 // 9:00am11:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Nicolás Quintana, Professor of Architecture; Co-Director, Havana and Its Landscapes, Florida International UniversityJorge Sanguinetty, Ph.D., Economist, President, CEO and Founder, DevTech Systems, Inc.Olga Kaganova, Ph.D., Senior Associate, The Urban Institute
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Japan's Declining Population: Clearly a Problem, But What's the Solution?

April 24, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Four experts speak to the multidimensional nature of Japan's declining population.
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Urban Life in China's Brave New World

January 03, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a U.C. Irvine China specialist and urban historian, draws on material from his book China's Brave New World – And Other Tales for Global Times (Indiana University Press, 2007) to reflect on the dramatic way that Chinese cities have changed over the past two decades.
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The Convergence of Science and Engineering for Sustaining Coastal Landscapes – Case Study: Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

December 05, 2007 // 8:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Following the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the State of Louisiana assembled experts in coastal restoration as well as transportation and levee specialists to develop the first fully integrated plan to save coastal Louisiana. Experts discuss the development of the plan and its implications for the future of the region.

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