Global Metropolitan Studies sprang to life during a decade of major transformations not only in cities around the world but also in how we study cities.
Join us to learn about upcoming GMS programs and opportunities for graduate students, to speak with GMS faculty, and to hear from GMS students back from summer field research.
Alison Post - Infrastructure Networks and Urban Inequality: The Political Geography of Water Flows in Bangalore
Infrastructure services such as water, electricity, and mass transit are central to urban livelihoods. Yet large populations in the developing world receive poor quality services, or lack access entirely.
This project engages the jurisdictional implications of two contrasting approaches to subnational governance: a functional approach that conceives government as responding to economies of scope and scale.
Kagure Wamunyu: How Ride-Sharing Technology Is Impacting Transportation in Africa: The Case of Uber in Nairobi
This seminar runs 4-5pm, and snacks are available starting at 3:30pm.
In this talk I will present an overview of my current book project Protest and Development in Aspiring Global Cities.
On May 19, 2010, the Royal Thai Army deployed tanks, snipers, and war weapons to disperse the thousands of Red Shirts protesters who had taken over the commercial center of Bangkok to demand democratic elections and an end to inequality.
Please join us for the 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture, "Smart Cities: The Future of Urban Infrastructure." The panel will be cosponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning, the Institute of Transportation Studies, and the Global Metropolitan Studies program.
In this talk I will present an overview of my recently published book, Hydraulic City.