January 03, 2008 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a U.C. Irvine China specialist and urban historian, draws on material from his book China's Brave New World – And Other Tales for Global Times (Indiana University Press, 2007) to reflect on the dramatic way that Chinese cities have changed over the past two decades.
The Convergence of Science and Engineering for Sustaining Coastal Landscapes – Case Study: Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast
December 05, 2007 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Following the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the State of Louisiana assembled experts in coastal restoration as well as transportation and levee specialists to develop the first fully integrated plan to save coastal Louisiana. Experts discuss the development of the plan and its implications for the future of the region.
September 24, 2007 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
This is the concluding seminar of the CUSP series on Global Urban Poverty.
Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal
September 07, 2007 // 9:00am — 11:30am
According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day.
June 28, 2007 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Co-authors of the new Worldwatch report, Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace, presented some of their main findings on how natural disasters in conflict zones can foster or hinder peace.
June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.
June 05, 2007 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Co-sponsored by the Merage Foundation for the American Dream and the Wilson Center's Comparative Urban Studies Project, the Divisison of United States Studies, and the Latin American Program.
May 22, 2007 // 1:00pm — 4:00pm
Rose Molokoane, Slum Dwellers International, South Africa; Farouk Tebbal, Habitat/Cities Alliance; Eduardo Rojas, InterAmerican Development Bank;Diana Mitlin, IIED.
May 17, 2007 // 10:30am — 12:30pm
Teresa Caldeira, Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley; Marcia Leite Arieira,Senior Social Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank; Bryan McCann, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
May 10, 2007 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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.