In case you have not noticed urbanization has become trendy. This is especially noticeable as spring conferences focusing on urban issues keep appearing. Check out a few highlights happening around New York City this week:
Latino Urbanism: A Conversation with Professor Clara Irazábal May 6, 2011 at NYU Wagner 3:30pm-5:30pm
Join NYU Wagner students for a conversation with Urban and International Planning Professor Clara Irazábal of Columbia University, about ethnic placemaking, how the next population majorities will shape the urban fabric in the US, and the role of politics of culture in urban planning. Prof. Irazábal will also share examples from Latin America and the Caribbean. RSVP here.
“Festival of Ideas for the New City is a major new collaborative initiative in New York involving scores of Downtown organizations working together to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it. The Festival will include a three-day slate of symposia; an innovative StreetFest along the Bowery; and over eighty independent projects and public events.” Explore more on their website.
Conference: The Art of Citizenship in African Cities May 6-7, 2011
The World and Africa Series Committee on Global Thought / Institute for African Studies at Columbia University
“The conference focuses on the art of citizenship—or the specific imaginaries and creative solidarities through which urban Africans understand, order, and stake claims around the rights, rewards, and spaces of the city.” Find more information here.