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Environmental Pressures on China’s Changing Cities and Countryside

April 23, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
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.

Cities at the Center of the World

April 22, 2014 // 9:00am4:00pm
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, taking place in Medellín, Columbia, South America --Safe + Smart Cities: Harnessing Technology for Urban Resilience

April 08, 2014 // 2:00pm4:00pm
“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.
MAKING AN AQUARIUM OUT OF FISH STEW

"Making An Aquarium Out Of Fish Stew" Reforming Post-Communist Budapest

March 04, 2014 // 3:30pm5:30pm
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.
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Urbanization and Insecurity: Crowding, Conflict, and Gender

February 18, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
“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.
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Innovation in Urban Development: Incremental Housing Approaches and Big Data for Smarter Cities

November 14, 2013 // 1:25pm4:00pm
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.
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Pakistan's Galloping Urbanization

November 06, 2013 // 9:00am4:00pm
A full-day conference on Pakistan's rapidly growing cities, and what can be done to address this irreversible phenomenon.

POSTPONED: Building Livable Cities and Healthy Communities: Policy and Planning Approaches for Resilience and Sustainability

October 02, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A panel of experts will discuss innovative law and policy solutions for creating healthier neighborhoods, cities. Speakers will identify environmental change solutions for diseases like diabetes, obesity, asthma, and lung cancer. This seminar will showcase the latest in research and practice on how best to incorporate legal and policy tools into public health strategies.
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Asia: Urban Spaces, the Local Environment and Global Sustainability

July 29, 2013 // 1:00pm3:30pm
In this event, co-sponsored with the USAID Alumni Association, a panel of experts will examine the relationship between industrial and urban environmental threats in Asia as well as their impact on local and global interests. Discussion will explore different constituencies, perspectives and narratives in the environmental dialogue.

Housing Policies in the U.S. and Korea: Balancing Affordability with Financial Viability

July 24, 2013 // 2:00pm5:00pm
The Wilson Center is organizing this seminar in collaboration with the Land and Housing Institute (LHI), Korea Land and Housing Corporation, based in Seoul, Korea, as a part of a comprehensive study and exchange of affordable housing policies in the U.S. to inform Korean policies and programs. A panel of experts will examine best practices as well as limitations found in U.S. housing policies and will highlight patterns in programming.

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