"Urban Futures" to showcase Princeton scholarship on Cities and the Built Environment

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017


Friday, April 21, 2017

School of Architecture / Betts Auditorium

Bringing together Princeton scholars with an abiding interest in cities and the built environment, the event aims to foster discussions about the implications of a rapidly urbanizing world to our research and teaching, as well as potential avenues for collaboration across disciplinary and geographic boundaries.

9:00 Breakfast and Introductions

9:15 - 10:30 Public Politics

Alisha Holland, Politics“Should the Poor Be Allowed to Violate the Law? Squatters and Street Vendors in Urban Latin America"

Julia Elyachar, Anthropology, “Making/Breaking Publics and Urban Revolt in Cairo and Aleppo”

M. Christine Boyer, Architecture, “The question of resiliency: learning from New Orleans”

Comment: Sarah Lopez, Princeton-Mellon Fellow

10:45 - 12:00 Infrastructure

Erin Huang, East Asian Studies, “(Post-)socialism in Hong Kong: Dark Urbanism and the Zone of Exception”

Elie Bou-Zeid, CEE, "The water, energy, and climate nexus in cities"

Andrew A. Johnson, Anthropology, “Illegible River: Hydropower, Spirits, and the Mekong”

Alain Kornhauser, ORFE, "Urban Implications of SmartDrivingCars: What and When"

Comment: Johana Londono, Assistant Professor of Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies, SUNY Albany, Princeton-Mellon Fellow 2014-15

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch 

1:00 - 2:15 Material Cultures

Sigrid Adriaenssens, CEE, "In Pursuit of Better Urban Forms"

Katherine Hill Reisch, Slavic Languages & Literature, "Teaching and Writing the Russian Urban Imaginary"

Judith Hamera, Lewis Center/Dance, “Up from the Ashes: Detroit’s Art of the Deindustrial in Transitional Times”

Forrest Meggers, Architecture, "Hidden heat: Overlooked emissions of blackbody radiation from urban surfaces impacting heat islands, building systems, and public health"

Comment: Mariana Mogilevich, Editor, Urban Omnibus; Princeton-Mellon Fellow 2014-15

2:30 - 3:45 Borders

Elizabeth Roberto, Sociology, “Institutionalized Boundaries and the Spatial Structure of Residential Segregation”

Cyrus Schayegh, Near Eastern Studies, "Can Third World Cities be Global Cities? Some Historical Reflections"

William Gleason, English, “Hemispheric American Studies: Toward New Pedagogical Models”

Mario Gandelsonas, Architecture, “Rewriting the Borders”

4:00 Closing Comments and Reception