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Une des missions de l’Apur est d’analyser les évolutions sociétales. C’est notamment dans le cadre des Observatoires auxquels l’Atelier est associé que sont menées des réflexions sur la famille, l’habitat, le logement, le…

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Edward Glaeser looks at the history of New York and its contemporary character in order to answer the question of why New York became the largest city in America. He focuses especially on the economic aspects behind the city's growth.

Edward…

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Cities are the human organizations with the greatest longevity but also the fastest rate of change. Just now the world is going massively and unstoppably urban (governments everywhere are trying to stop it, with zero success). In a globalized world,…

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This symposium considered the similarities and differences in the histories of urban modernization in cities during the late 19th through the early 21st century—with a look at global cities now under construction or in the planning stages. The…

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Robert Fishman teaches in the urban design, architecture, and urban planning programs at the University of Michigan. He received his Ph.D. and A.M. in history from Harvard and his A.B. in history from Stanford University. He is a nationally…

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David Harvey discusses the concept of the right of the city, with a particular focus on political philosophy. Theorists and topics discussed include Marxism, the work of Henri Lefebvre and Haussmann's transformation of Paris.

David Harvey is a…

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Présentation par le diffuseur : En un siècle, le nombre de citadins a été multiplié par douze. Aujourd'hui un habitant de la planète sur deux réside en ville (3,3 milliards). Multiplication et…

Abstract from the distributor: The recent events in several cities across the UK, and more widely in Europe, have raised fundamental questions about the legitimacy of public programs, the crisis-prone nature of economies and ongoing resentment and…

Abstract from the distributor: Cities are the engines of metropolitan growth in the U.S. economy today. But key economic, demographics and environmental challenges threaten this role. Home to enormous economic disparities, struggling schools,…

Abstract from the distributor: Placing the arts at the heart of the civic realm is essential to a rich and vibrant city. With rapid urbanization, the arts and humanities serve as indicators of the health and vigor of urban communities and civic…

Abstract from the distributor: By 2030 nearly 2 billion people will live in informal urban settlements or slums. Although living in abject poverty, slum communities are resilient and create new forms of urbanism. This panel will discuss current work…

Organisers' description: The recent financial crisis has demonstrated how vulnerable the world is to the actions of its financial institutions. It has provoked questions about the power of, and lack of control exerted over those who influence our…

Abstract from the distributor: Do you ever wonder whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the future? If you want more reasons to think things may still turn out for the better, urban futurist and two-time TED speaker Alex…

NB : A video is also available, but only covers 28 minutes of Saunders' talk and that of Michael Keith, the respondent. The audio file covers the question and answer session that follows.

Nikita Maslennikov discusses the developments in Russian cities, particularly St. Petersburg, in the 15 years following the fall of the Soviet Union. He discusses such topics as the economy, population and urban sprawl, comparing St. Petersburg in…

Présentation du café-géo par l'organisateur : La plupart des capitales d’Etats aux Etats-Unis comptent une population relativement faible, contrairement au Canada ou à l’Australie, où primatie politique…

Abstract from the distributor : New census results show Detroit has lost twenty-five percent of its population over the last decade. It's one of many cities adjusting to fewer residents. Diane and her guests discuss the reasons for the loss in…

Organisers' description : Dr. Weber will discuss her research on periods of rapid change in the physical fabric of the city -- the dizzying "construction booms" when the real estate industry, financial system, and public planning all…

Organisers' description : Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world, and has become the focus of increasing attention from architects and planners, academics, development agencies and urban think-tanks. Professor Edgar Pieterse argues for…

Aromar Revi is an international consultant, practitioner and researcher with nearly twenty five years of inter-disciplinary experience in public policy, governance, institutional development, as well as the political economy of reform, development,…
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