Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Seminar on International Planning

Image provided by Maren Hill
The Seminar on International Planning is a weekly speaker series led and coordinated by Professor Neema Kudva that addresses a variety of development, urbanization, and planning related issues across the world. This semester, topics range from citizen engagement to disaster resilience and rights and property development to sustainable development. The seminar is held every Friday from 12:20 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium in Milstein Hall. Students may enroll in the seminar for one credit. More information including talk abstracts and short bios can be found by following the links below or by visiting the Cornell City and Regional Planning Department website

SCHEDULE

Jan 27:
Introduction - Neema Kudva

Feb 3:
John Gaventa, Director, Coady International Institute, VP of International Development, St. Francis Xavier University
Seeing Like a Citizen: Strategies for Citizen Engagement in the Global South

Feb 10:
Elliot Bronstein and Jacque Larrainzar, City of Seattle
The Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative: What happens when a city government decides to end racism?

Feb 17:
Victoria Beard, Associate Professor of Planning, Policy and Design at the University of California at Irvine
Community-Based Planning and Urban Poverty in Southeast Asia

Feb 21: 
Faranak Miraftab, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Transnational Developments: Rethinking Local and Global in CommunityDevelopment Processes

Feb 24: 
Mi Shih, China Research Centre at the University of Technology, Sydney
Rights, Property Development, and Urban Planning in Transitional China

March 2:
Pamela Jerome, Wank Adams Slavin Associates and Columbia University
The Challenges of being a Female Preservation Architect working in the Middle East

March 9: 
Marie Cieri, Co-Director, Artists-in-Context, Cambridge, MA;
Critic in Graduate Studies, Rhode Island School of Design Adventures in Alternative Mapping

March 16/23: 
No talk (spring break)

March 30: 
Andrew Rumbach, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The Family, the Fale, and the Village: Planning for Disaster Resilience in American Samoa

April 6: 
The Sustainable Rural Cities Project in Chiapas, Workshop Project, CRP-Fall 2011
A Rights-based Analysis of the Sustainable Rural Cities Program in Chiapas, Mexico

April 13: 
Design Tactics and Informality Conference, AAP —
Rahul Mehrotra, Neil Gershenfeldt, Alfredo Brillembourg, Priti Parikh

April 20:
Paul Smoke, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
The Emergence of Recentralization in Developing Countries: Forms, Motivations and Consequences

April 27:
TBA

May 4:
Discussion/Conclusion