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City and Society

Faculty Coordinators: Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen (Geography), Nicholas Lustig (Geography), Carl Nightingale (Transnational Studies)

Urban Studies is among the most interdisciplinary fields in the humanities. UB has a large concentration of Urban Studies scholars that are spread across many disciplinary departments and professional schools. We have created a forum that brings these scholars together for regular meetings. And we have provided a link between faculty and graduate students based on the North Campus with the longstanding Center for Urban Studies housed in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, as well as members of Buffalo’s own rich community of activists and urban planning professionals. The “City and Society” workshop explores urban theory, the politics of urban space, urban institutions, and urban practices across time and throughout the world. This workshop has been in existence since Fall 2015.

Fall 2017 – coming soon

Spring 2017

Wednesday, March 1st, 3-5PM
509 O’Brian
Sam Magavern, Co-Director, Partnership for the Public Good will present on community land trusts, inclusionary zoning and other anti-displacement strategies.

Monday, March 27th, 12-1:30PM
532 Park Hall
Fred Klaits, Works in Progress, “‘Catch the Word’: Prophecy and Mentoring in African American Pentecostalism.”

Friday, Mar. 31, 3-5 pm
104 O’Brian Hall
Co-Sponsored event, Prof. Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, University of Chicago, “History and the Megalopolis.”

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Tour of PUSH Buffalo’s Green Development Zone

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Max Page, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “Why Preservation Matters,” Book Talk

Fall 2016

Friday October 28, 12:30-2PM
532 Park
Nancy Kwak, Associate Professor of History, University of California, San Diego, “Selling American Homeownership in the Global South.”

Friday November 18, 12-1:30PM
532 Park Hall
Camilo Trumper Assistant Professor, Transnational Studies, Work-in-Progress Brown Bag, “Dictatorship’s Children: Youth, Protest and the Culture of the Barricade in Pinochet’s Chile.”

Archive of City and Society Events