Events

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.

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.

The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro

March 17, 2006 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Zachary M. Schrag, Assistant Professor of History, George Mason University and Discussant: David F. Garrison, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Brookings Greater Washington Research Program, Brookings Institution.

Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case

February 01, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman of the Presidential Technical Board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, presents a paper entitled "Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case" at a seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Project.

Global Urban Poverty: Setting the Research Agenda

December 15, 2005 // 1:00am4:00am
Carole Rakodi Professor of International Urban Development, The University of Birmingham;Jorge Wilheim Former Deputy Secretary General of the UN Habitat II Conference (1996).

Urbanization and Health in Developing World Cities

December 02, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
After fading from the agenda over the past fifteen to twenty years, urban health is recapturing the attention of policy makers and international health advocates worldwide. With rapid rates of urbanization, cities are struggling to provide a host of services and infrastructure for old and new populations alike.

Divided Cities

August 31, 2005 // 10:30am5:00pm
In this workshop we explore the following: What is a divided or contested city? What are the core sources of conflict? What factors may promote peaceful co existence? What policies or interventions can promote harmony? Featuring presentations by A.C.Hepburn, University of Sunderland; H.V. Savitch, University of Louisville; Scott Bollens, University of California, Irvine; and Peter Marcuse, Columbia University.

The Role of the City in State Development: Maputo, Mozambique

June 07, 2005 // 12:00am
Richard Stren, University of Toronto;JM Lusugga Kironde, University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania);Davinder Lanba, Mazingira Institute (Kenya);Nansozie Muwanga, Makerere University (Uganda);Bernhard Weimer; German Technical Cooperation Agency (Mozambique);Mohamed Halfani, UN Habitat;Owen Crankshaw, South Africa;Robert Cameron, University of Cape Town.

Book Discussion--Beyond Metropolis: The Planning and Governance of Asia's Mega-Urban Regions

May 31, 2005 // 3:30pm5:00pm
A book discussion with author Aprodicio A. Laquian, University of British Columbia and Jeff Soule, American Planning Association.

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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