By Professor Akin L. Mabogunje
Jorge Wilheim, former Planning Secretary for the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil, describes the importance of establishing links between short and long term projects aimed at poverty reduction.
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in co-operation with the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, the Erasmus University, and the Global Land Tool Network of UN-HABITAT proudly present a 10 day international executive learning course on the legal dimensions of the urbanization process. For more information, please view the following PDF flyer.
Urban studies is the Middle East and North Africa are a recent phenomenon, dating only to the mid-1970's. Although the region received uneven attention in the past, its rapid urbanization has attracted increasing interest. Author Dominique Harre-Rogers explains that in Egypt, a rich range of studies provides new insight into the making of Cairo as one of the world's mega-cities over the last thirty years. This brief draws on selected recent research in the areas of urban and Middle East studies.
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The fast pace of urban development has had dire health consequences for the urban poor. The Comparative Urban Studies Project's Allison Garland discusses some of the threats as well as a new joint initiative with USAID that will study and propose strategies to alleviate poverty.
This volume, published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press, examines three cities, now receiving large numbers of new immigrants, that have long histories of division into just two communities of language and race: Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv. It approaches this topic in terms of how the new immigrants live, work, and go to school and describes how the politics in each of these cities has changed, or failed to change, in the face of the new demographics.
Developing country urban areas pose both challenges and unique opportunities in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This seminar will address these challenges as well as community initiatives and rights based responses to HIV/AIDS in resource poor countries. The event will be webcast from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET) from this site.