MCSI Spring Series: Stephen Wheeler

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
4:15 PM
Pitzer - Benson Auditorium
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Pitzer - Lecture
Evinnie Casanova
Munroe Center for Social Inquiry
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MCSI Spring 2013 Theme: Examining THE CITY: Issues of Sustainability, Social Stratification, Democratic Public Spheres, Privatization, Cosmopolitanism and the Arts

April 2, 2013
Stephen Wheeler (University of California, Davis)
“The Ecological City”

Stephen Wheeler teaches urban design and sustainable development at University of California, Davis. He is the author of Climate Change and Social Ecology: A New Perspective on the Climate Challenge and Planning for Sustainability: Towards Livable, Equitable, and Ecological Communities. He is also the co-editor of The Sustainable Urban Development Reader. Wheeler has served as transportation commissioner for the City of Berkeley and as a lobbyist for environmental organizations in Washington DC. His guidebook, Smart Infill, published by Greenbelt Alliance, won the 2003 Education Project Award from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association. His other awards include the Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism Award, the Munsell Memorial Award and first place in the Infill Category of the Housing the Next Ten Million competition sponsored by the Great Valley Center in California (with Michael Larice). His current research focuses on 1) climate change planning for mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation; 2) the evolution of built landscapes in metropolitan regions; and 3) theory and practice of sustainable development.

April 9, 2013
Karen Ho (University of Minnesota)
“Wall Street, American Finance Capital, and the Global City”

April 16, 2013
Michael Coisineau (University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine)
“Obamacare: Challenges and Opportunities for the Health Care Safety Net and the Urban Poor”

April 23, 2013 (rescheduled from March 5)
Javier Auyero (University of Texas at Austin)
“The Uses of Violence in Urban Latin America”

April 27 (Saturday), 2013
Los Angeles Urban Rangers Field Trip
“Public Access 101: Downtown L.A.”

April 30, 2013
Suleiman Osman (George Washington University).
“Searching for the Authentic City: Gentrification in the United States and Europe”

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