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Thursday, March 25, 2010
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tipping Points in Urban Change Modern Perspectives on Agents of Urbanization

Tipping Points in Urban ChangeModern Perspectives on Agents of UrbanizationThursday, March 25, 2010 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

CWRU Department of History and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities present:

Tipping Points in Urban Change

This day-long symposium will consider the similarities and differences in the histories of urban modernization in cities during the late 19th through the early 21st century-with a look at global cities now under construction or in the planning stages. The particular focus will be on the composition of elites, local versus international economic and political agendas, and the science and technologies involved. Papers will assess the modernity of the Panama Canal at the turn of the century, the urban-centered and industrial-based City of Detroit in the 1920s-1960s, and contemporary developments in Seoul.

Presenters:

  • Marixa Lasso, Case Western Reserve University Defining Modernity: Panama Canal 1:00 ? 1:35 p.m.
  • Robert Fishman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Motor City: The Rise and Fall of Detroit 1:40 ? 2:15 p.m.
  • Peter G. Rowe, Harvard University Turning Points: Modern Seoul 2:20 ?2:55
Roundtable DiscussionDiscussant: Robert H. KargonThe Johns Hopkins University3:00 ? 3:45 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

For additional info, you may visit this website: http://ccwa.org/

Tipping Points in Urban ChangeModern Perspectives on Agents of UrbanizationThursday, March 25, 2010 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  CWRU Department of History and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities present: Tipping Points in Urban Change This day-long symposium will consider the similarities and differences in the histories of urban modernization in cities during the late 19th through the early 21st century-with a look at global cities now under construction or in the planning stages. The particular focus will be on the composition of elites, local versus international economic and political agendas, and the science and technologies involved. Papers will assess the modernity of the Panama Canal at the turn of the century, the urban-centered and industrial-based City of Detroit in the 1920s-1960s, and contemporary developments in Seoul. Presenters:
  • Marixa Lasso, Case Western Reserve University Defining Modernity: Panama Canal 1:00 ? 1:35 p.m.
  • Robert Fishman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Motor City: The Rise and Fall of Detroit 1:40 ? 2:15 p.m.
  • Peter G. Rowe, Harvard University Turning Points: Modern Seoul 2:20 ?2:55
Roundtable DiscussionDiscussant: Robert H. KargonThe Johns Hopkins University3:00 ? 3:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. For additional info, you may visit this website: http://ccwa.org/

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