Events

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The Convergence of Science and Engineering for Sustaining Coastal Landscapes – Case Study: Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

December 05, 2007 // 8:00am10:30am
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.
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Why is Urban Assistance Important? Inserting Urban Issues Into the Development Agenda

September 24, 2007 // 9:00am1:00pm
This is the concluding seminar of the CUSP series on Global Urban Poverty.
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Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal

September 07, 2007 // 9:00am11:30am
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.

Housing for the Urban Poor

May 22, 2007 // 1:00pm4:00pm
Rose Molokoane, Slum Dwellers International, South Africa; Farouk Tebbal, Habitat/Cities Alliance; Eduardo Rojas, InterAmerican Development Bank;Diana Mitlin, IIED.

Innovations in Urban Development: Lessons from Brazil

May 17, 2007 // 10:30am12:30pm
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

Urban Crime and Violence

March 21, 2007 // 9:00am12:00pm
Diane Davis, Professor of Political Sociology, Associate Dean, School ofArchitecture and Planning, MIT; Rubem Fernandes, Anthropologist and Director of Viva Rio; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Caroline Moser,Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Washington, DC.

Sustainable Transportation Services for the Urban Poor

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP) hosts a seminar to discuss sustainable transportation services for the urban poor.

Water and Sanitation Services for the Urban Poor

January 23, 2007 // 8:00am10:30am
Gordon McGranahan emphasizes the importance of local and community engagement in the provision of water and sanitation services for the urban poor.

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Experts & Staff

  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Gabor Demszky // Global Fellow