"Home and the World: Democracy and Citizenship in a Globalizing San Francisco" Spring 2010 Events
Consider global trends that reverberate on our streets.Ponder how local planners are creating spaces that can help the environment. Discuss what being a global citizen can mean in San Francisco.
Join us for this lecture series on how what we do at home can change the world, and how what happens in the world changes our home. All events are free and open to the public. All, except as noted, will take place in
Cowell Hall, Room 106, 2130 Fulton Street.
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 pm
“The Past and Present of San Francisco and the World Economy”
Richard Walker is a Professor of Geography at the University of California at Berkeley where he has specialized in the politics and economics of California. His recent publications include The Country in the City: the Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area and The Conquest of Bread: 150 Years of
Wednesday, March 3, 6:30pm
“Geography and the Politics of Mobility in San Francisco”
Jason Henderson is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Human Environmental Studies at San Francisco State University. He is a specialist in transit, as well as how mobility occurs in cities, and how cities may be better designed for movement.
Wednesday, March 10, 6:30pm
“A Case Study in Transnational Citizenship: Migration, Immigration, Enforcement, and San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Ordinance.”
Francisco Ugarte is an attorney for the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network where he has been deeply involved in the recent debates over San Francisco’s Sanctuary City policies and their evolving interpretation and enforcement.
Wednesday, March 24, 6:30pm
“Pathways out of Poverty through Green Collar Jobs”
Raquel Pinderhughes is Professor of Urban Studies at San Francisco State University. Her research focus is how urban environments can become more sustainable and just through planning. The author of many works, her recent publications include, Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for Sustainable Development in Cities Throughout the World.
Wednesday, March 31, 6:30pm
“Streets and Citizens: Promoting Violence Prevention in San Francisco”
Howard Pinderhughes is the principle investigator for the Bay Area Youth Violence Prevention Network and Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. He will talk about his recent implementation of a pilot program to reduce youth violence in San Francisco. His most recent book is Race in the Hood: Conflict and Violence Among Urban Youth.
Wednesday, April 7, 6:30pm
“Local Solutions to Global Problems: A Multifaceted Approach to Climate Change”
Kevin Bundy is senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity where he works in the Climate Law Institute. He has been an environmental activist in many different arenas in Northern California for more than 15 years.
Wednesday, April 14, 6:30pm
“Local and Global Networks of Immigrant Professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area”
Annalee Saxenian is Dean and Professor at the School of Information and the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. Her most recent publication is The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy. This lecture is co-sponsored and will take place at SPUR, San Francisco
Planning and Urban Research Association, 654 Mission Street.
Wednesday, May 5, 6:30pm
Teresa Caldeira is Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. Her most recent book is titled City of Walls: Crime, Segregation and Citizenship in Såo Paulo.