Events

Beyond Smart Cities: How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate

May 24, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
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.
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Getting Past Megacities: How Peri-Urban Has Become the New City Center

May 15, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
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.
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Reducing Urban Poverty: A Policy Workshop

November 01, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
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.
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Informal Settlements in the U.S.: Sharing Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

October 07, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
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.
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Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society?

June 14, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
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.
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Participatory Governance and Decentralization: A Comparative Study in Programs and Outcomes

May 10, 2011 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Professor Stephanie McNulty discusses current standards of evaluation and measurement used to assess the effectiveness of administrative decentralization.

Responding to Disasters: Myths, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Paul Born, Co-Founder and Director, Tamarack - an Institute for Community Engagement, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Frederick Burkle, Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Senior Fellow & Scientist, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health; Leonard Doyle

The U.S. Government's Response to Disasters: Myth, Mistakes, and Recovery

April 06, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Whether the result of nature, war, or human error, disasters prompt large-scale responses by governments and NGOs. Millions of dollars are poured into affected regions, and yet death rates continue to rise and whole populations lack adequate shelter, sanitation, or access to health services. The panelists discussed their experience dealing with these challenges and examined the U.S. response to disasters worldwide.
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Survivors Speak: Essential Leadership in Combating Demand for Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex

September 27, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Vednita Carter, Breaking Free; Kristy Childs, Veronica's Voice; Tina Frundt, Courtney's House; Marian Hatcher, Women of Power Alumni Association; Rachel Lloyd, Girls Education & Mentoring Services
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How to Help Cities in Hard Times: Advising the Obama Administration

September 02, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
William Barnes, National League of Cities, Raphael W. Bostic, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Amy Liu, Brookings Institution, Ron Loveridge, National League of Cities, Mayor of Riverside, CA., Paul Peterson, Harvard University, Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Center for Community and Economic Justice, Margaret Weir, University of California, Berkeley

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