COMPARING CITIES -An International Conference on Comparative Urban Studies
Friday, March 15
9:30 am-6:30 pm
111 Thayer Street
Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Robinson (University College London)
This conference convenes an international, interdisciplinary group of
scholars to discuss what can be learned about urban life from
comparing cities. A truly comparative urban studies should provide
insights into the differential local impacts of common globalization
processes, the devolution of national responsibilities to lower levels
of government, new international rights regimes, migration and
cultural encounters, as well as environmental and security threats.
The conference considers:
How do local governments and ordinary citizens respond to these
pressures which may threaten their homes and ways of life?
How do cities in a world growing flat preserve or renew
their identities as unique places?
What can cities from the Global North and Global South learn from each other?
Co-sponsored by the Urban Studies Program and The Watson Institute for International Studies
Free and open to the public. Registration is required. Please register by email (email@example.com) or phone (401-863-7425)