Past Events

ReConnecting with Big Rivers: A collaboration between Jackson State University and the University of California, Berkeley

Levee Delta Channel
4:00 pm
315A Bauer Wurster Hall

Riverfronts are increasingly valued as public space, but along some large rivers, cities and towns are cut off from their rivers by levees and other flood control infrastructure.  For example, until the 1990s, one could visit New Orleans and never see the river because vis

GMS Fall 2021 Open House

Shanghai skyline
4:00 pm
Social Sciences Matrix

The Fall 2021 GMS Open House will be held in the Social Sciences Matrix (8th floor of the Social Sciences Building) on Tuesday, October 14, at 4:00 pm. Please share this information with any prospective DE students.

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

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
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

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.