The Wilson Center and Urban Studies
David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, joins us for a look at his book, “Cities without Suburbs.” Blair Ruble joins the discussion. Christopher Wilson discusses the newly released “The State of the Border Report." more
June 18, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Tuesday, June 18th, the Brazil Institute convenes experts on urban renewal and the case of Sao Paulo. more
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is seeking two summer interns to work on a new project, “Urban Resilience Project: Building Cities Safe and Smart.” The internships are paid positions, June-August 2013. Please see attached announcement for more information about the postion and instructions to apply.
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank, and Cities Alliance are teaming up a fourth time to co-sponsor an academic paper competition for graduate and PhD level students focused on challenges facing urban centers in the developing world.
Some people, communities, and nations are able to weather and rebound from substantial shocks; they are, in a word, resilient. But what exactly does that mean? What characteristics confer resilience, and how can they be cultivated?
The European Studies program is now accepting applications for its Junior Scholars' Training Seminar - a scholarship opportunity for graduate students (MA and above) working towards a degree in the social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. The application deadline is April 30, 2013.
June 18, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Tuesday, June 18th, the Brazil Institute convenes experts on urban renewal and the case of Sao Paulo.
Housing Rehab for Consolidated Squatter Settlements in Latin America’s First Suburbs: Policy Approaches
May 30, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Researchers from the Latin American Housing Network (LAHN) will present finding from a comparative study of housing policies in consolidated low-income settlements in nine countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay).
May 20, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
This book examines how, beginning under Khrushchev in 1953, a generation of Soviet citizens moved from the overcrowded communal dwellings of the Stalin era to modern single-family apartments, later dubbed khrushchevka. Arguing that moving to a separate apartment allowed ordinary urban dwellers to experience Khrushchev’s thaw, Steven E. Harris fundamentally shifts interpretation of the thaw, conventionally understood as an elite phenomenon.
The Woodrow Wilson Center and Circle Blue’s Choke Point work goes global. In November 2010, the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and Circle of Blue launched the Choke Point: China research and reporting initiative. The partners subsequently produced a rich collection of stories, photos and infographics that examined how energy development is impacting China’s vulnerable water resources and food production. In the next phase of Choke Point: China, CEF has created a team of U.S. and Chinese water and energy experts to hold dialogues in Beijing in August 2013 to discuss possible solutions to China’s growing water-food-energy confrontations and opportunities for US-China cooperation.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #149, 1981. PDF 25 pages.
David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, joins us for a look at his book, “Cities without Suburbs.” Blair Ruble joins the discussion. Christopher Wilson discusses the newly released “The State of the Border Report."
The security challenge drug cartels pose to both Mexico and the United States is deadlier than most Americans realize, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. It is time we as a country recognized our contributions to our southern neighbor's security challenges and in cooperation with Mexico jointly address them.
Allison Garland is program associate for the Wilson Center's Comparative Urban Studies Project. She served previously as senior program associate in the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, where she worked from 1993-2000. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Garland worked for the America...
Professor of Political Science, University of Western Ontario
Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa.
Ann Bernstein heads the Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa. As independent think tank, CDE is regarded by many including the London Financial Times as South Africa’s leading policy centre for social and economic development. Bernstein was a member of the Transition Team and th...