Urban Studies Events

Brazil Forum Breakfast featuring Governor Alckmin

June 15, 2012 // 8:30am10:30am
Brazil Institute
On Friday June 15th, the U.S-Brazil Business Council and the Brazil Institute host São Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin

Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate

May 24, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
To achieve the real promise of smart cities—that is to create the conditions of continuous learning and innovation that has led cities like Seattle, Barcelona, Ahmedabad and Curitiba to keep pace with economic change—we need to understand what is below the surface of smart and connected places. Yet, city learning is a blind spot in policy on urban development and city innovation.

Urban Governance and Citizen Rights in China and India

May 23, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
A comparative look at urbanization in the world's two most populous nations.

Are We Becoming A Nation of Renters?

May 22, 2012 // 8:00am4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Three years after the 2008 financial crisis, America’s housing market still languishes and millions of families are losing their grip on “The American Dream.” Join us for an in-depth conference featuring policymakers, practicing mortgage capital experts, and academics to discuss the concrete steps forward to repairing and improving America’s mortgage finance system.
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Getting Past Megacities: How Peri-Urban Has Become the New City Center

May 15, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Half of the world’s seven billion people currently live in cities, one billion of them in informal settlements; the United Nations projects that the global urban population will expand to as many as five billion over the next two decades. As a result of failing rural economies, conflicts, material inequalities, gentrification, and other urban development programs, people are moving into, out of, and through cities in search of profit, protection, and passage elsewhere.

St. Petersburg Regionalism as a Political Force: 1980s to 2010s

April 30, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Lev Lurye, cultural historian, St. Petersburg
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Book Event: Eating Bitterness-Stories from the Front Lines of China's Great Urban Migration

April 24, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Every year over 200 million peasants flock to China’s urban centers, providing a profusion of cheap labor that helps fuel the country’s staggering economic growth. Award-winning journalist Michelle Dammon Loyalka follows the trials and triumphs of eight such migrants,offering an inside look at the pain, self-sacrifice, and uncertainty underlying China’s dramatic national transformation.

Spartak Moscow: A History of the People's Team in the Workers' State

April 04, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Robert Edelman, professor of Russian history and the history of sport at the University of California, San Diego will lead a panel discussion on his latest book entitled Spartak Moscow: A History of the People's Team in the Workers' State which examines one of the most successful Soviet soccer clubs of all-time.
Photo Courtesy of United Nations Photo
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Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future

March 20, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Liotta, co-author of "The Real Population Bomb: Megacities, Global Security, and the Map of the Future," was joined by Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute) and Peter Engelke (Stimson Center) to discuss the geopolitical impacts of poorly managed urbanization.

New Identities for an Ancient City: The Transformation of Kyiv through Art

February 27, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Kyiv needs a clear policy to balance its ancient history and rapid contemporary development. Dr. Moussienko will portray Kyiv as an arena of the various concepts metropolis development and expose the multifunctional role of public arts--from aesthetical to social. She underlines the role of the art as a factor in various social movements dedicated to preserving the historical face of Kyiv.

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