Urban Studies Events

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Meeting the Health Challenge of Urban Poverty and Slums

July 20, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The rapid urbanization of the developing world has brought the growth of slums and increases in urban poverty. Two leading experts examined how non-health- specific programs in urban areas such as housing, water and sanitation, infrastructure improvements and micro finance can improve the health conditions in slums.
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Immigration, Jobs, and the Economy

June 08, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
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The Places We Live: Slums & Urban Poverty in the Developing World

April 30, 2010 // 10:00am12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Sai Balakrishnan, PhD Candidate, Harvard University; Bob Buckley, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation; Billy Cobbett, Programme Manager, Cities Alliance; Paul Rabe, PhD, University of Southern California, Robin Rajack, Senior Urban Development Specialist, World Bank; Danielle Resnick, PhD Candidate, Cornell University; Christopher Williams, UN-Habitat
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Legislative Trials and Triumphs in Combating Demand for Commercial Sex

March 09, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director, Equality Now; Eleanor Gaetan, Legislative Adviser, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women; Samir Goswami, Policy Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation; Ambassador Lina Nealon, Program Manager, Demand Abolition, Hunt Alternatives Fund
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The Road to Rio: Inclusive Sustainable Urbanization

February 24, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Judy L. Baker, Lead Economist, Finance, Economics and Urban Development, The World Bank, Christopher Williams, UN-HABITAT, Washington, DC

The Road to Rio: Cultural Diversity & Identity in Cities; Governance & Participation

January 06, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Moderator Richard Stren, Emeritus Professor and Former Director, Department of Political Science and Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto; Brian English, CHF Country Director, India; Mario E Martín, Rector, CEDAC, Centro de Diseño, Arquitectura y Construcción, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Afeefa Syeed; Senior Culture and Development Adviser, Asia and Middle East Bureaus, U.S. Agency for International Development; Brian Wampler, Professor of Political Science, Boise State University
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Housing the U.S. Government in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities

December 09, 2009 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Stephen T. Ayers, AIA, LEED AP, Acting Architect of the Capitol & Chief Operating Officer, Office of the Architect of the Capitol, Todd DeGarmo, FAIA, Chief Executive Officer, STUDIOS Architecture, Robert Ivy, FAIA, Editor in Chief, Architectural Record, Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland School of Architecture, Columnist, The Washington Post, Christine W. McEntee, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects, Robert Peck, Commissioner, Public Buildings Services, U.S. General Services Administration, Valerie Santos, Deputy Mayer, Planning & Economic Development, Washington, D.C., Leslie Shepherd, Chief Architect, U.S. General Services Administration
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The Road to Rio: Equal Access to Urban Land & Shelter

November 20, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Steve Asare Akuffo, 2nd Vice President, Ghana Housing Finance Association, Mohamed El-Sioufi, Chief, Shelter Branch, UN-HABITAT, Milton Funes, Country Director, CHF International, Janice Perlman, Founder and President, Mega-Cities Project
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The Road to Rio: The Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide

October 08, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Ana Marie Argilagos, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary Donovan, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; Robert Buckley, Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation; Mathew Chandy, Senior Urban Adviser, CHF International; Celine D'Cruz, Coordinator, Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and Associate Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC), Mumbai
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The World's Cities: Mapping Urban Growth in Developing Countries

August 26, 2009 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The United Nations estimates that an additional 3 billion urban dwellers will be added to the world's population by 2050. Experts discuss land-use patterns and demographic research.

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