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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Diane E.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T15:27:47Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T15:27:47Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/52003
dc.descriptionPresented at the Frederick Law Olmsted Symposium on June 2, 2014 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.en_US
dc.descriptionDiane E. Davis is Professor of Urbanism and Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Before to moving to the GSD in 2012, Davis served as the head of the International Development Group in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, where she was Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. Trained as a sociologist, Davis’s research interests include the politics of urban development policy, socio-spatial practice in conflict cities, the relations between urbanization and national development, and comparative international development. With a special interest in Latin America, she has explored topics ranging from historic preservation, urban social movements, and identity politics to urban governance, fragmented sovereignty, and state formation. Current research focuses on the urban social, spatial, and political conflicts that have emerged in response to globalization, informality, and political or economic violence in cities of the global south. Her books include Urban Leviathan: Mexico City in the Twentieth Century (Temple University Press 1994; Spanish translation 1999), Discipline and Development: Middle Classes and Prosperity in East Asia and Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2004; named the ASA’s 2005 Best Book in Political Sociology), Irregular Armed Forces and their Role in Politics and State Formation (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Cities and Sovereignty: Identity Conflicts in the Urban Realm (Indiana University Press, 2011). She also is the author of Urban Resilience in Situations of Chronic Violence, prepared for USAID, which examines the coping and adapting strategies adopted by citizens and authorities to push back against violence in seven cities around the world. Currently Davis directs a three-year project funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation titled “Transforming Urban Transport - The Role of Political Leadership.” She also is co-PI of a three year project funded by INFONAVIT focused on developing a new social housing policy for Mexican cities. Davis is a contributing editor for the US Library of Congress, Handbook of Latin American Studies (Sociology: Mexico), and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and City and Community.
dc.descriptionRuntime: 33:24 minutes
dc.description.abstractThis symposium is a celebration of the creation of the Frederick Law Olmsted Chair in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It serves as a special opportunity to gather in one place leading experts in the area of sustainable urban infrastructure for a discussion of state of the art research and practice as it relates to the theme of this unique Endowed Chair. Each speaker will touch upon topics that are different, yet complementary in the following thematic areas: Public Health, Urban Ecology, Transportation, Risk & Resilience, and Public Policy.en_US
dc.format.extent33:24 minutes
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrederick Law Olmsted Symposium ; Guest Speaker Session One
dc.subjectGovernanceen_US
dc.subjectLand useen_US
dc.subjectNegotiationen_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectTransportationen_US
dc.subjectOlmsted symposiumen_US
dc.titleSustainable Infrastructure: The Role of Politics and Governanceen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Frederick Law Olmsted Symposium (2014)en_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. College of Architectureen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameHarvard University. Graduate School of Designen_US
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