Events

Housing Rehab for Consolidated Squatter Settlements in Latin America’s First Suburbs: Policy Approaches

May 30, 2013 // 9:00am12:00pm
Researchers from the Latin American Housing Network (LAHN) will present finding from a comparative study of housing policies in consolidated low-income settlements in nine countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay).

Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas: Strategies for Equitable and Integrated Development

May 28, 2013 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Authors present original research on metropolitan governance in Brazil Canada, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela.

Africa: Agriculture, Structural Change and the Urban Imperative

May 22, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Panelists will examine how African nations can manage structural and spatial change to broaden economic growth.
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Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World

May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.
Webcast

Locating Social Entrepreneurship in the Global South: Innovations in Development Aid

March 12, 2013 // 9:00am5:00pm
Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Center for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford, will provide a keynote address on development aid and social entrepreneurship. Elizabeth L. Littlefield, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), will discuss leveraging the private sector's pivotal role in development. Leading scholars and practitioners will examine the role that social entrepreneurship can play in empowering the poor.

Transforming China's Cities

March 05, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
China is witnessing the largest migration in human history: More than 300 million people will move to China’s cities in the next 20 years. Fortunately, China’s national government and an increasing number of local leaders recognize the imprudence of this development pattern and seek a low-carbon development approach. The work of the China Sustainable Energy Program of the Energy Foundation is aimed at promoting sustainable urban development that focuses on people and encourages compact, mixed-use, and transit-oriented development, as well as green transportation systems.

Landscapes of Post-Modernity: Changes in the Built Fabric of Belgrade and Sofia since 1990

February 26, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Professor Sonia Hirt will present research on the recent physical changes in the built environment of Belgrade and Sofia.
Webcast

Recovery, Reconstruction and Renewal: What It Takes to Build Back Better in Haiti

January 10, 2013 // 9:00am12:00pm
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, an already impoverished and vulnerable nation, killing over 220,000 people and leaving 1.6 million internally displaced. Despite the challenges in the reconstruction process, positive signs of recovery and progress are emerging throughout Port-au-Prince and the surrounding areas.
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Tapping the Potential of Displaced Youth in Urban Settings

December 13, 2012 // 12:00pm2:00pm
“When young people claim their right to education and health – including sexual and reproductive health – they increase their opportunities to become a powerful force for economic development and positive change,” said Nicole Gaertner, of UN Refugee Agency and the U.S. Department of State, quoting Secretary of State Hilary Clinton at the Wilson Center.

Participatory Democracy and Public Housing

December 03, 2012 // 9:00am12:30pm
A panel of experts discuss the latest research on the benefits of participatory democracy. Is it possible to apply lessons learned from global experiences in participatory governance to public housing in the U.S. so that residents can help determine and thereby improve their own living environments?

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