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Urban Speaker Series | Public Engagement Series | Annual Spring Lecture | Co-Sponsored Events | Capital Dilemma Book Event

Spring 2017 Urban Speaker Series

The speaker series will primarily feature cutting-edge urban research from scholars across the country.

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 pm, SIS Conference Room 300 (unless noted)

For more information contact James E. Wright II,

January 24th

Andrea Headley, Doctoral Student, Department of Public Administration, Florida International University
"Police-Community Relations, Organizational Practices, and Body Cameras"

February 7th

Charles Menifield, Professor, Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia

February 28th*

*This event will take place in MGC 200

Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland
"Somos Langley Park: Equitable Development along Maryland's Purple Line"

April 18th

Dwayne Baker, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
"Building Inclusive Neighborhoods: Assessing Socio-Spatial Implications of Transit-Oriented Development"

Annual Spring Lecture

The Annual Spring Lecture will showcase a prominent scholar, policymaker, or practitioner who has transformed the way we think about metropolitan and urban dynamics and policy. We are delighted that Dr. Mindy Fullilove will deliver our next Spring Lecture on March 29, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (SPA, Ward Circle Building, Room 1).

RSVP for the Annual Spring Lecture

Global Cities, Local Neighborhoods in Displacement, Migration, and Promise

April 4th | 4:00 - 7:00 pm | Woodrow Wilson Center

On April 4, a panel of experts will examine key issues facing neighborhoods and communities in transition in the United States. From Ferguson to Baltimore, Chicago to Los Angeles, cities and neighborhoods are experiencing transition to larger processes of urban renewal, gentrification, and marginalization, while at the same time under pressure from an intersection of housing, social welfare, education, and political forces within and beyond this country. Panelists will identify solutions and offer a vision for American cities, especially in an increasingly stratified world.

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Book Launch: Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City

April 27th | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | Busboys & Poets at 14th/V St., NW

Author: Derek Hyra, Associate Professor, American University

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