Urban Studies Events

Urbanization and Health in Developing World Cities

December 02, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
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.

After the Storm: Environment and Population Issues in Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Global Implications for Coastal Development

October 05, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Robert A. Thomas, who holds the Chair of Environmental Communications at the University of Loyola in New Orleans, speaks about the environmental and demographic aspects of post-hurricane reconstruction in the Gulf Coast.

Divided Cities

August 31, 2005 // 10:30am5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
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.

BorderLines Toronto

June 23, 2005 // 8:00am12:30pm
Canada Institute
In this installment of the BorderLines conference series, three panels of experts gathered in Toronto, Ontario to discuss the policy challenges facing city regions in North America, with a particular focus on urban competitiveness and prosperity.

Growing Up Global: The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries

June 09, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The new report from the U.S. National Academies' National Research Council and Institute of Medicine shows that despite dramatic progress in certain areas, many young people still lack adequate schooling and good health.

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

June 07, 2005 // 12:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
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
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
A book discussion with author Aprodicio A. Laquian, University of British Columbia and Jeff Soule, American Planning Association.

Concepts of Immigration and Integration in Urban Areas

May 17, 2005 // 9:30am11:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University and Rhacel Parrenas, University of California Davis.

New Orleans: Successful Models of Consensus Building in Coastal Restoration

April 14, 2005 // 8:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program

Separate Cities: Poverty, Growth, and Inequality in Urban Areas

February 18, 2005 // 8:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Steven Friedman, Centre for Policy Studies (South Africa); Aprodicio Laquian, University of British Columbia; Caroline Moser, Brookings Institution; Simon Schwartzman, Institute for Studies of Labor and Society (Brazil).

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