Havana and Its Landscapes

May 02, 2008 // 9:00am11:30am
Nicolás Quintana, Professor of Architecture; Co-Director, Havana and Its Landscapes, Florida International UniversityJorge Sanguinetty, Ph.D., Economist, President, CEO and Founder, DevTech Systems, Inc.Olga Kaganova, Ph.D., Senior Associate, The Urban Institute

Restocking China's Environmental Tool Kit

January 31, 2008 // 8:30am10:30am
Speakers highlight emerging opportunities for improving China's environmental governance system for energy and climate change policy, and pollution control.

Urban Life in China's Brave New World

January 03, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
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 // 8:00am10:30am
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.

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.

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.

Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

June 28, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
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.

The State of the World's Population: Unleashing the Potential of Urban Growth

June 27, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Is urbanization really bad?, asks George Martine, lead author of the UN Population Fund's recent report.

Conference – Immigrant Integration in the 21st Century: The Role of Immigrants in American Society

June 05, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
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.

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.


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