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SUMMER SCHOOL — Urban Transitions to Sustainability, Rheims University, France

This course is specifically designed for doctoral students, post-docs and young scholars who wish to further explore urban sustainability, discuss cutting-edge research with peers and established scholars alike and develop specific skills such as presenting their own research, developing abstracts and discussing the research of other scholars in the make.

Environmental Ethics

Landed in Los Angeles

First and foremost, an apology for dropping off the face of the web. I was not kidnapped, vowed to blog silence, nor did I suffer from loss of extremities, I simply hit a writing wall. 2,339 more words

Essays

End of Term Elections and Social!

The Urban Studies Students Union will be holding its annual elections meeting and social on the same day! Come to the Innis College Student Lounge (IN105) at 4:00pm on Friday, April 4th if you would like to run for a position on next year’s council! 271 more words

Events

Houston Noir

Houston Noir was partially inspired by Sigman ‘Sig’ Byrd’s column, “The Stroller,” which ran during the 1940s in the original Houston Press, who wrote stories about the down-and-out citizens and seedy neighborhoods. 323 more words

Photography

Business Insider: 21 Maps of highly segregated cities in America

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-segregated-cities-census-maps-2013-4?op=1

I found this utterly fascinating, especially as I live in Boston, a city with deep historical roots regarding racism and segregation. Though there is no legal segregation anymore, social and economic segregation are still very real phenomena, as illustrated here. 27 more words

Ottawa Map App Notewalk

Three young Ottawa men have created and launched a social mapping tool that lets users pin their own notes on Apple’s map.

When an iPhone user logs in, the… 112 more words

Maps & GIS

What the "Writers Matter" Approach is all About

In this blog entry, Deborah Yost, Robert Vogel, and Kimberly Lewinski, co-authors of Empowering Young Writers discuss their successful program that helps improve students’ skills in the context of personal growth. 658 more words

Sociology