Urban Studies Senior Thesis Colloquium May 10

Sunday, Apr 23, 2017

Continental Breakfast 9:00

10:00-11:00 Session I New Perspectives on the Urban Environment

Moderator Aaron Shkuda

Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities

Pilar Bennett, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

"A Biological Critique of the Mitigation Proposal for the Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers (Picoides borealis) of Cainhoy Plantation, South Carolina"

Christie Jiang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

"Improving Urban Climate Data Collection: Assessment and Redesign of Tsinghua’s Meteorological Sensor Network"

Questions and Discussion

Lunch 11:00-12:00

12:00-1:00 Session II History, Planning and Memorializing the City

Moderator Alison Isenberg

Department of History and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities

Harrison Blackman, Department of History

"Planning for Ecumenopolis: Constantinos A. Doxiadis' Quest to Design Postwar Athens, the United States, and the World"

Achille Tenkiang, Independent: African Studies and Development

"Urban-Memory Making: A Study of Public Monuments and Commemorative Spaces in Addis Ababa and Dakar, 1886-2010"

Sharon Deng, Department of Architecture

"Through Jaqueline Tyrwhitt: Hidden Agents in the History Making of Modern Architecture"

1:00-2:00 Session III Place, Space and Identity

Moderator Doug Massey

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Office of Population Research

Charlotte Williams, Department of Anthropology

"Making the Descendants: Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Archaeology of Inca Identity"

Hammad Aslam, Department of Near Eastern Studies

"Critical analysis of the Multiculturalism in Quetta, a city in Balochistan region, and the lines of conflict drawn through the Baloch Nationalist Movement"

Spencer Parts, Department of History

"What was Urban Appalachia? Definitions of a white American ethnic group in Cincinnati, Ohio 1950-1975"

Qeustions and Discussion