Wesley Attewell

Friday, April 27, 2018 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Wesley Attewell Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Just-in-time imperialism: Logistics infrastructures and the Vietnam War   In this talk, Attewell argues that an important, yet understudied consequence of the Vietnam War was an imperial turn towards modern logistics management. Drawing on archival documents collected from […]

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Nadia Abu-Zahra

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Nadia Abu-Zahra   208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place (map) Please register for the talk here! A new take on Palestine/Israel: The violence of bureaucracy, and the potential of justice Palestine/Israel is often described in a sequence of battles or ‘clashes’ regarding ideology, land, violence, economy and […]

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Tom Slater

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Tom Slater   Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Territorial Stigma and the Production of Ignorance: Vested Interest Urbanism and the UK Housing Crisis   This talk explores the history and traces the realisation of a category that was invented by journalists, amplified by free market think […]

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Yi-Ling Chen

Monday, April 2, 2018 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Yi-Ling Chen   108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place (map) Register for this event here!  ‘Re-occupying the state’: The social housing movement since 2010 in Taiwan Since the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, housing has been a topic of much debate. Rising inequality and high housing prices have […]

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Ryan Whitney

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Ryan Whitney    Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Livable streets and global competitiveness: A survey of Mexico City In recent years Mexico City has rapidly implemented a series of livable streets investments including bike lanes, a bike share system, pedestrian streets, pedestrian crosswalk improvements, and […]

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Sumayya Kassamali

Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sumayya Kassamali Jackman Humanities Building – Room 318 (170 St. George Street) The City of Exiles: Reimagining Beirut This talk discusses the recent growth of an urban underground in Beirut composed of escaped female domestic workers of Asian and African origin, and male Syrian refugees. It examines new […]

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Rachel Weber

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Rachel Weber Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (100 St. George Street)   Real Estate Speculations: How Fast Money Overbuilt Chicago Looking at the case of Chicago’s downtown during the 2000s, I show how novel financial instruments, such as commercial mortgage backed securities, boosted liquidity in global […]

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The Right to Move

Friday, March 16, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM   Shelagh Pizey-Allen (TTC Riders),  Jared Colb (Cycle Toronto),  Dylan Reid (Walk Toronto),  Tim Ross (University of Toronto),  Ben Spurr (The Toronto Star)   Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (100 St. George Street) The Right to Move : Mobilizing for Change Across Transport Modes     In a […]

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Sian Sullivan

Friday, March 9, 2018 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sian Sullivan   Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Making nature investable? Considering some outcomes of coupling ‘nature’ with ‘capital’   The contemporary moment of global ecological crisis is also a moment wherein ‘nature’ is being named and framed as ‘natural capital’. The term ‘natural capital’ is […]

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Thian Yew Gan

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Thian Yew Gan  Sidney Smith Hall – SS5017A (map) Global Climate Change Impacts to the Cryopshere and Remote Sensing of Environment   Besides climate change impact to the hydrosphere, the cryosphere is also undergoing rapid changes during the 20th and the early 21st Century, such as […]

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