Olalekan Jeyifous | The Apocryphal Gospel of Oakland: (Im)permanence, Improvisation, and Our Absurdist Future
Video recording available
The field of global urban studies has seen renewed interest in comparisons. A “comparative gesture,” advocated by urban geographers such as Jennifer Robinson and others, has been influential in urban studies in the last decade.
Karen Smilowitz | Modeling access and equity in the design of school districts and related transportation decisions
Register for the Zoom Webinar at the following link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtf-GoqT0jGNOqYFL4YmJBb8oGVmPsqGaX
Patricie Uwase | What civil engineers and planners should know about building infrastructure in the real world: Lessons from Rwanda
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.
Please join us for the Fall 2020 Virtual Open House for DE students, faculty, and anyone interested in joining the DE!
GMS Core Faculty Brandi Thompson Summers will be discussing her research and her book, Black in Place, with Samir Meghelli, curator of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. The online event is sponsored by the Smithsonian ACM and American University's Metropolitan Studies Center.
Veronica Herrera | Slow Harms and Citizen Action: Environmental Degradation & Policy Change in Latin American Cities
Talk on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/452650292
Co-sponsored by the Department of City and Regional Planning and the ARCUS program.
This event has been cancelled due to the campus closure for large events and classes due to COVID-19. We hope to reschedule for the fall.
Clara Irazábal-Zurita | Venezuela’s Grand Housing Mission: Janus-Faced, Reversed Gentrification in Caracas
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.
This event has been cancelled due to the campus closure for large events and classes.
Francesco Bandarin will speak on the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral after the April 15, 2019 fire that destroyed the structure’s roof and spire.
The smart city concept as a modern proposal for city management to respond to rapid urban development has gained particular significance and popularity and recently has become a new paradigm of urban development and socio-economic growth.
Keeanga-Yamhatta Taylor | Race for Profit How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
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.
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.
Hillary Angelo | The greening imaginary: Urbanized nature and the making of cities and citizens in Germany’s Ruhr region
Co-sponsored by the Department of Geography.
Diego Silva Ardila | Metropolitan Governance: Local, National, and Global Entanglement of Urban Policies in Colombia
Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation and the Center for Latin American Studies
Co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies
Co-sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, and the Institute of Inte
George C.S. Lin | Remaking Urban Landscape in China’s Large Cities: State-Society Nexus and the Reproduction of Space amidst Accelerated Urbanization
Co-sponsored by Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
Sergio Montero | Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development: Theory and Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America
Co-sponsored by the Center of Latin American Studies
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Political Science
Cynthia Goytia | Urbanization, land and urban policies: an updated agenda of issues and research for cities in Argentina and Latin America
Co-sponsored by The Urban Displacement Project and Center for Latin American Studies
Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Keisha-Khan Perry | Politics Below the Asphalt: Anti-Eviction Movements and Sexual Revolution in Bahia, Brazil
March 14, 2018 marks the assassination of black lesbian councilwoman Marielle Franco right after she left an event in Rio de Janeiro focused on black women’s empowerment.
Richard Walker | Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area
Co-sponsored by the Global Metropolitan Studies program and the Department of Geography
Eduardo Marques | The Heterogeneity of Urban Capital: Development, Construction, Services, and Consulting
In this talk, Eduardo Marques explores the heterogeneity of urban ca
Session August 20
9:00 am - 12:30 pm in 458 Evans Hall & 12:30 - 5:00 pm in 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D).
Session August 21
9:00 am - 5:00 pm in 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D)
In this talk I will present an overview of my recently published book, Hydraulic City.
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.
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.
In this talk I will present an overview of my current book project Protest and Development in Aspiring Global Cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.