Urban Studies Events


Socio-Ecological Systems and Urban Environmental Transitions: Comparison between experiences of the Asia Pacific and the developed world

January 15, 2009 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Peter J. Marcotullio Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York; Senior Fellow, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning, Columbia University; Robert McDonald Vanguard Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

World Urban Forum 4 & 5. From Nanjing to Rio de Janeiro: Bringing the Urban Agenda to the Development Community

January 07, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Gerald C. Anderson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organizations Affairs, State Department; Judith A. Hermanson, Senior Vice President, CHF International; Jessica R. Tulodo, Acting Team Leader, Urban Programs and Engineering Services, USAID; Christopher W. Williams, Representative, UN-HABITAT, Washington DC Office

Book Launch - Century of the City: No Time to Lose

December 18, 2008 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Neal R. Peirce will present his new publication, Century of the City: No Time to Lose, which is based upon the findings of the Summit. A journalist and speaker, Pierce has written extensively about the national and global roles of cities and metropolitan regions.

Community Resilience: Stories from the Ground

December 09, 2008 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
What is the underlying meaning of a community? Challenges have risen globally on the surrounding focus of how communities can nurture meaning and opportunities around the world.

The America's Energy Coast Policy Forum

December 02, 2008 // 8:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Moderator R. King Milling, Chairman, America's WETLAND Foundation

Місто як середовище – взаємодія політичних, економічних, етнічних, культурологічних та особистісних факторів

November 28, 2008 // 10:00am1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
Київське представництво Інституту Кеннана та Центр буковинознавста при Чернівецькому національному університеті провели 28 листопада в приміщені Чернівецької муніципальної бібліотеки імені Анатолія Добрянського круглий стіл на тему: «Місто як середовище – взаємодія політичних, економічних, етнічних, культурологічних та особистісних факторів».

Running on Empty: Pakistan's Water Crisis

November 20, 2008 // 7:45am3:15pm
Asia Program
Pakistan's water situation is extremely precarious. Conference participants highlight the different facets of Pakistan's water crisis, examine the rural and urban dimensions of the crisis, and consider possible responses.

The Business of Urban Transformation

October 29, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
David Fulton, Director of Business Liason, Office of the U.S. Executive Director, The World Bank; Judith Hermanson, Senior Vice President, CHF International; David Painter, Vice President, TCG International, LLC; J.P. Solomon, CEO, MAYA Organic Private Ltd.

Launch of WorldWatch Magazine's Population Issue

September 30, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In a recent nationwide poll studying the U.S. public's attitudes toward population, barely 50 percent of respondents believed there is a strong link between global population growth and climate change, reports Thomas Prugh of World Watch magazine at the launch of their population issue

Cities and Fundamentalisms

August 15, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Nezar AlSayyad, Professor and Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California at Berkeley; Inger Furseth, Research Associate, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California, Professor and Research Associate, KIFO Centre for Church Research, Oslo, Norway; Rhys H. Williams, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati