Urban Studies Events

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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.
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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.
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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.
Webcast

Air Pollution and Environmental Health Threats in Southern China

February 13, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Christine Loh, founder of the Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange, says that Hong Kong could lose its status as the economic hub of Asia if the city does not clean up its skies.

Water and Sanitation Services for the Urban Poor

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

Report Launch: The World's Water 2006-2007

November 16, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Launching the fifth edition of the biennial report The World's Water, Peter Gleick provides an updated analysis on water, and the political, economic, technological, and scientific issues associated with it.

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