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Community Resilience: Stories from the Ground

Community Resilience: Stories from the Ground highlights the insights of five individuals whose work resonates in international and local communities.

The America's Energy Coast Policy Forum

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The Business of Urban Transformation

On Wednesday, October 29, CHF International and the Comparative Urban Studies Project co-hosted a conference on "The Business of Urban Transformation." David W. Fulton, Advisor in the Office of the U.S. Executive Director at the World Bank, offered observations on the role of the private sector in urban development. J.P. Solomon, CEO of Maya Organic Private Ltd., discussed the challenges and successes of "LabourNet," an enterprise that aims to create sustainable work conditions for the informal sector in India.

Cities and Fundamentalisms

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Book Launch - The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville

On Friday, July 11, the Comparative Urban Studies Project hosted a book launch for The New Urban Renewal: The Economic Transformation of Harlem and Bronzeville with the author, Derek S. Hyra. Mary Pattillo, Chair and Professor of the Sociology Department at Northwestern University, Margery Turner, Director of the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, and Honorable Keith L.T.

Innovative Approaches to Developing Sustainable Urban Infrastructure

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Lessons in Governance from Urban Brazil

On Tuesday, June 17, the Brazil Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Project co-hosted a conference to examine "Lessons in Governance from Urban Brazil." Ivani Vassoler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at State University of New York, Fredonia, discussed the major themes of her recent publication, Urban Brazil: Visions, Afflictions, and Governance Lessons.

Transnational Migration to New Regional Centers: Policy Challenges, Practice, and the Migrant Experience

The conference will bring together leading specialists from Africa, Europe, and Central and North America to discuss how new migrant communities are transforming cities around the world. The Kennan Institute will also share its most recent research on Moscow and Kyiv as major migrant recipient centers. Several recent CUSP programs have examined the dynamic relationship between migration and urbanization, exploring how migrants are shaping the cities where they live and in turn, how urban life is transforming migrant groups.

The Economic Effect of Immigration: Implications for Income and Employment of Low-Skill Labor in the United States

On Tuesday, June 3, the Wilson Center's Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Division of United States Studies co-hosted a colloquium with the Merage Foundation for the American Dream to examine the economic effects of immigration on low-skilled labor in the United States. Tamar Jacoby, President of ImmigrationWorks USA, argued that immigrants make an essential contribution to economic growth in the United States.

Havana and Its Landscapes

Drafted by Sarah Neuman

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