Past Events

Patricie Uwase | What civil engineers and planners should know about building infrastructure in the real world: Lessons from Rwanda

Patricie Uwase
9:30-11 am
To be delivered via Vimeo

Over 25 years ago, Rwanda was almost on the brink of being wiped off the world map. Rwanda had just gone through one of the twentieth century’s worst genocides: the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. This tragedy left the country’s infrastructure completely destroyed.

Clara Irazábal-Zurita | Venezuela’s Grand Housing Mission: Janus-Faced, Reversed Gentrification in Caracas

clara
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
305 Wurster Hall

In conventional processes of gentrification, upper class residents start populating traditionally lower-income neighborhoods eventually causing an economic and spatial transformation that starts displacing the original residents.

Keeanga-Yamhatta Taylor | Race for Profit How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

race for profit
12pm-1:30pm
Social Science Matrix | 820 Barrows Hall

A Matrix Lecture by Keeanga-Yamhatta Taylor, author of Race for Profit. Race for Profit uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned.

2019 Martin Wachs Lecture

havana
5:30 - 7:30 PM
112 Wurster Hall

 

GMS is pleased to co-sponsor the 2019 Martin Wachs Lecture. Now in its twelfth year, the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative thinkers to the University of California to address today's most pressing issues in transportation.

Alison Post - Infrastructure Networks and Urban Inequality: The Political Geography of Water Flows in Bangalore

water pump
4:00pm - 5:30pm, 126 Barrows Hall
126 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

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.