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NEWSLETTER FOR THE CENTER FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES
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Resiliency Urbanism: Tales of Climate Adaptation from Four Indian Cities
 


A massive urban transition is taking place in India at the same time as dramatic climate change. With an urban population expected to double by 2050, India’s cities are engines of economic growth, but also at great risk due to climate change events. “While disaster mitigation is all important, cities will have to adapt, and the point of our research is to emphasize that the time to adjust and adapt is now,” explained Meenu Tewari, CURS Faculty Fellow and associate professor of city and regional planning at UNC-Chapel Hill. Read more here.
 
CURS Evaluating Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts



Habitat for Humanity has engaged a collaborative team of researchers from UNC’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies and Community Science, a DC-based non-profit research firm, to evaluate early impacts of Habitat’s neighborhood revitalization work in ten cities. Read more here.
 
Conversations at Hickerson House: Townsend Middleton on Chokepoints – A Comparative Global Ethnography
 


Townsend Middleton is an associate professor of anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a sociocultural anthropologist, he specializes in the political cultures of India. His work focuses broadly on questions of the state, power, politics and post/coloniality—themes he explores through various combinations of ethnographic and historical techniques. Read more here.
 
Conversations at Hickerson House: Michael Figueroa on Popular Music and Race Consciousness in Post-9/11 Arab America
 


Michael A. Figueroa is an assistant professor of music at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in music and politics in the modern Middle East and its diasporas. He has recently embarked on a major project examining popular music and race consciousness in post-9/11 Arab America. Read more here.
 
WINTER 2020
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Resiliency Urbanism: Tales of Climate Adaptation from Four Indian Cities

CURS Evaluating Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Efforts


Conversations at Hickerson House: Townsend Middleton on Chokepoints – A Comparative Global Ethnography

Conversations at Hickerson House: Michael Figueroa on Popular Music and Race Consciousness in Post-9/11 Arab America


 
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