Events

Urban Crime and Violence

March 21, 2007 // 9:00am12:00pm
Diane Davis, Professor of Political Sociology, Associate Dean, School ofArchitecture and Planning, MIT; Rubem Fernandes, Anthropologist and Director of Viva Rio; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Caroline Moser,Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Washington, DC.

Sustainable Transportation Services for the Urban Poor

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP) hosts a seminar to discuss sustainable transportation services for the urban poor.

More Than a Concrete Jungle: Urbanization in Japan

January 24, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Carola Hein, Bryn Mawr College; Ronald K. Vogel, University of Louisville; Merry White, Boston University; Ted Gilman, Harvard University

Water and Sanitation Services for the Urban Poor

January 23, 2007 // 8:00am10:30am
Gordon McGranahan emphasizes the importance of local and community engagement in the provision of water and sanitation services for the urban poor.
Webcast

Access to Urban Land

September 14, 2006 // 9:00am3:00pm
Jockin Arputham, president of the National Slum Dwellers Federation in Mumbai, India; Sheela Patel, Director, Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC), Mumbai; Robert Neuwirth, Author, Shadow Cities; Cate Ambrose, Chief of Advocacy and External Relations, Secretariat of the High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor; Robert Buckley, Lead Economist, Transport and Urban Development Department, The World Bank; William Cobbett, Manager, Cities Alliance; Edesio Fernandes, Associate Lecturer, Development Planning Unit, University College of London and CUSP Advisory Board Member; Martim Smolka, Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Live Webcast: Migration, Economic Development and Urban Inclusion

May 31, 2006 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Loren Landau: Director, Forced Migration Studies Program, University of Witwatersrand. Johannesburg, South Africa. and Discussants: Caroline Kihato: Development Bank of Southern Africa. Johannesburg, South Africa. Xolela Mangcu: University of Witwatersrand. Johannesburg, South Africa. Ananya Roy: Assistant Professor & Chair, Urban Studies Department of City & Regional Planning; Associate Dean of Academic Affairs International & Area Studies, University of California at Berkeley.
Webcast

Rehabilitating the Jordan River Valley Through Cross-Border Community Cooperation

May 08, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Five mayors from municipalities along the Jordan River and Dead Sea, as well as representatives from Friends of the Earth Middle East, explore ways to use cross-border water and sanitation cooperation to restore the region's vitality and to build literal and metaphorical bridges.

Urban Crime and Violence in Brazil: Combating Citizens' Sense of Insecurity

April 28, 2006 // 9:00am11:30am
Claudio Beato, Director, Center for Crime and Public Safety Studies, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Urban Social Specialist, Latin America and Caribbean Region, the World Bank; Luis Bitencourt, Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; Commentator, John D French, Associate Professor of History, Duke University

Youth and The City: Comparative Perspectives on Urban Space, Class, and Gender in Recife (Brazil), Hanoi (Vietnam), and Lusaka (Zambia)

April 27, 2006 // 10:00am12:00pm
Karen Tranberg Hansen, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University. Wilson Center Scholar. Anne Line Dalsgård, Associate Professor, Institute of Anthropology, Aarhus University.Karen Valentin, Assistant Professor, Danish University of Education.Discussant: Pamela Reynolds, Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University.

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Experts & Staff

  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Gabor Demszky // Global Fellow