Urban Studies Events

Webcast

The State of the World's Population: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth

June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.

Housing for the Urban Poor

May 22, 2007 // 1:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Rose Molokoane, Slum Dwellers International, South Africa; Farouk Tebbal, Habitat/Cities Alliance; Eduardo Rojas, InterAmerican Development Bank;Diana Mitlin, IIED.

Innovations in Urban Development: Lessons from Brazil

May 17, 2007 // 10:30am12:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Teresa Caldeira, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley; Marcia Leite Arieira,Senior Social Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank; Bryan McCann, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Webcast

Urban Health in Asia: Growing Needs and Challenges Among the Poorest Populations

May 10, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss the rapid state of urbanization and the health status of the urban poor in Asia and, specifically, in India, where the urban population is projected to expand from 328 to 550 million by 2026, and the urban poor are currently estimated at between 80 and 100 million.

City Solutions for Urbanization, Slums, and the Urban Poor

March 26, 2007 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Urban Housing and Policy Exchange with the International Community: HUD's experience

March 22, 2007 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Urban Crime and Violence

March 21, 2007 // 9:00am12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
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.
Webcast

Demography and Conflict: How Population Pressure and Youth Bulges Affect the Risk of Civil War

March 05, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As populations grow larger, younger, and more urban, countries should develop adaptable resource management programs and bolster state and local political capacity to reduce the risk of civil conflict, says Henrik Urdal, a researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.
Webcast

Flash Points and Tipping Points: Security Implications of Global Population Changes, 2005-2025

February 27, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Jack Goldstone and Eric Kaufmann discuss the potential security implications of rapid urbanization, global epidemics, shifts in economic power, declining populations in many developed countries, and increased immigration.

Sustainable Transportation Services for the Urban Poor

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

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