September 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 3:50pm
This symposium will address relevant urban issues over the past two decades. It serves to bridge past museum research with current initiatives and renew the community relationships that are crucial to the Museum’s work.
Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing (Report Launch)
June 23, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
On June 23, speakers from four cities will present their perspectives on the idea behind smart cities and the challenges their respective countries face.
May 06, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:30pm
A panel of experts will speak about innovative approaches to urban infrastructure financing in Latin America.
April 23, 2014 // 9:00am — 11:00am
China’s urban and rural areas are rapidly changing and are facing dire resource constraints. Cities and countryside both contribute to and are vulnerable to water pollution and scarcity, particularly in China’s dry north. At this CEF meeting, speakers will provide a comparative perspective of pollution, drought, and development challenges in China’s metropolitan and rural areas, particularly in the Gobi Desert region.
April 22, 2014 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
In collaboration with the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University, The Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory invites you to a discussion of the nexus between urban growth and globalization. Please join leading urban scholars, practitioners and policy makers for a discussion of the social, spatial and political terrain of cities as critical global centers.
World Urban Forum, Medellín, Colombia--Safe + Smart Cities: Harnessing Technology for Urban Resilience
April 08, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
“Safe + Smart Cities” will highlight policies and practices that integrate new smart city technologies and planning concepts with efforts to make urban areas more resilient to natural and man-made disaster.
March 04, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Gabor Demszky served as Mayor of Budapest between 1990 and 2010, being re-elected five times. As the longest serving mayor of a major European capital in recent decades, Demszky will draw from experience bringing the management of Budapest into a liberal, capitalist world to consider how cities handle uncertainties in budgetary planning.
February 18, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
“Sexual violence plays a special role as a form of violence and as a form of terror and torture,” said Alison Brysk, a Wilson Center fellow and Mellichamp chair of global governance at the University of California Santa Barbara. Yet the connections between gender-based violence and urbanization – observed in Kenya, India, and countries around the world – are not widely recognized.
November 14, 2013 // 1:25pm — 4:00pm
Panelists will present research on innovation in incremental housing and urban planning and discuss new ways of employing "big data" to improve city management and urban decision making.
November 06, 2013 // 9:00am — 4:00pm
A full-day conference on Pakistan's rapidly growing cities, and what can be done to address this irreversible phenomenon.