New School at The World Urban Forum VII In Medellin, Colombia

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Desiree Lavecchia, Coordinator, the Observatory on Latin America, at The New School Booth: WUF VII, Medellin, Colombia

Several New School faculty are in Medellin, Colombia for the 7th World Urban Forum (WUF).  The forum has attracted over 25,000 attendees from 164 countries.  The week-long event boasts an itinerary with over 500 speakers, including Nobel Laureate in Economics Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, heads of state, government ministers, and representatives from The New School: senior fellow in the Graduate Program in International Affairs Bob Buckley, Director of International Affairs Michael Cohen and the Observatory on Latin America (OLA).  Michael Cohen is the moderator of WUF7 Dialogue 4: Innovative Financing Instruments for Local Authorities and of WUF7.  The former event focuses on the challenges that exist in developing countries in generating the revenue necessary to finance urban development projects.  The Universities Roundtable will gather scholars, experts, researchers, university representatives and heads of thematic areas of UN-Habitat to discuss the role of knowledge and education in address the challenges of sustainable urbanization in the 21st century.

Crowd at Global Urban Futures

A crowd gathers at The New School booth at The World Urban Forum VII in Medellin, Colombia.

The New School is running a booth which features rotating presentations on planning for an urban future and exploring the implications of increasing urbanization. The booth will also showcase The New School’s diverse array of undergraduate and graduate degrees focusing on urban planning and related fields.  This year’s New School’s Networking Event is “Inclusive Sociospatial Development in Bangkok, Buenos Aires and New York River Basins” Produced in partnership with Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, and the University of Buenos Aires, this ongoing research initiative uses cross-regional and multidisciplinary analysis to provide insight into urban challenges around the globe.”  The New School continues to be actively engaged with the international community and leads the dialogues taking place on the world’s most pressing issues.

 

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Student Voices: A Springboard to Leadership

Student VoicesBy: Shannon J. Shird

Thanks to the Civic Engagement Fund, Progressive Pupil’s New Leaders for Social Change program participants Xiomara Pedraza and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accompany Milano management professor Robin J. Hayes to the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles. While there, we assisted with community outreach promoting the world premier of her feature documentary film Black and Cuba. The New Leaders for Social Change provides mentorship and hands-on experience to students at The New School who are committed to careers advancing social change. The program is a prime example of The New School’s dedication to supporting and equipping a generation of students with the tools necessary to contribute to their communities, both on-campus and off.

Visit the NSPE Blog to read more.

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Alumni Spotlight: Diana Rusu

DianaRusuBlogDiana Rusu is originally from the Republic of Moldova where she completed her undergraduate studies prior to coming to The New School. During summer 2013 she participated in the IFP to Turkey where she interned with the Habitat Center for Development and Governance. Here she ‘helped develop youth participation and examined the importance of female power in Turkish society.

 

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