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Urban Studies Institute Speaker Series

Join the Urban Studies Institute for our Speaker Series events, highlighting the cutting edge of urban research, policy, and practice.

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East LA Interchange Film Screening, Q&A with Director Betsy Kalin

Tuesday, February 13 at 4pm
Cinefest: 66 Courtland Street Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30303

Join the Urban Studies Institute for a special film screening of East LA Interchange. Director Betsy Kalin will be joining with a Q&A. RSVP on Eventbrite, here!


Willow Lung-Amam – Trespassers? Asian-Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Thursday, March 8 at 3pm.
55 Park Place, Rm.838

Willow Lung-Amam’s Trespassers? explores the dreams and struggles of Asian Americans as they have made their homes in Silicon Valley suburbia, and the tensions that have often emerged over the region’s changing character. Join Dr. Amam as she discusses her new book on the vital role of immigrants in the changing urban landscape and their fight for inclusion with the suburban American dream.


Eric Morris – Transportation Equity and Disadvantaged Communities

Thursday, March 29 at 3pm.
55 Park Place, Rm.838

Eric Morris’s primary focus is how transportation contributes to our quality of life. His current research focuses on transportation and happiness; transportation, time use, and activity patterns; and transportation and access to employment, shopping, food, and medical care. Join Dr. Morris as he discusses his latest research on transportation equity and disadvantaged communities.


Gordon Douglas – The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy & Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Friday, April 13 at 3pm.
55 Park Place, Rm.838

Join Gordon Douglas to discuss his new book, The Help-Yourself City, which explores the creation of unauthorized but functional, civic-minded “do-it-yourself urban design” interventions, and what these informal improvement efforts tell us about planning, participation, and privilege in the contemporary city.