May 15, 2012 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
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.
March 20, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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.
December 13, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
A conference to examine the effects of the Rio de Janeiro Pacifying Police Units (UPPs).
November 01, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Recognizing a need to develop and strengthen urban-focused practitioner and policy-making ties with academia, and disseminate evidence-based development programming, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID’s Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank, and Cities Alliance teamed up to co-sponsor the second annual academic paper competition for graduate students studying urban issues.
October 07, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
In the United States today, there are people living in informal settlements without access to basic shelter, electricity, water, and sanitation. In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join us for a discussion on informal housing settlements in the United States and abroad.
September 19, 2011 // 1:30pm — 5:30pm
Few nations are more at risk from climate change’s destructive effects than Bangladesh.
July 27, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
NYT reporter Gretchen Morgenson and financial analyst Joshua Rosner, authors of the best-seller "Reckless Endangerment," dig into the home mortgage crisis.
June 14, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Co-sponsored by the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Mexico Institute, this event addressed the question of immigrant integration across a variety of economic, social and political indicators.
May 18, 2011 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Greg Castillo, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley will discuss his latest book, an in-depth history of how domestic goods and environments were exploited on both sides of the Iron Curtain to promote either capitalism or socialism.
May 10, 2011 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
Professor Stephanie McNulty discusses current standards of evaluation and measurement used to assess the effectiveness of administrative decentralization.