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Wealth and Poverty Week on Urban Challenges

The Wealth and Poverty theme hosts Wealth and Poverty Week on Urban Challenges Oct. 30 through Nov. 3.

For the first time in human history, the majority of the world?s population lives in urban areas. The rapid global urbanization presents both challenges and opportunities in fostering inclusive, competitive, and environmentally sustainable cities. The Wealth and Poverty Week on Urban Challenges brings the Ohio University community together to discuss pressing challenges in our cities and look for ways to achieve a more sustainable and just urban future.

Wealth and Poverty Week on Urban Challenges

Monday, Oct. 30 - Ted Strickland (former Governor of Ohio), "Restoring the American Dream and Securing a Stable American Democratic Society," 3-4 p.m. at Alden 319

Tuesday, Oct. 31 - Smoki Musaraj (Sociology and Anthropology), "Construction, Corruption, and Concrete: Lamenting Betonizim (Concrete-ization) in Albanian Cities," 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Alden 319

Wednesday, Nov. 1 - Matthew Layton (Political Science), "Perceptions of the Challenges of Urban Living in Latin America," 1-2 p.m. at Alden 319

Thursday, Nov. 2 - Daniel Moak (African American Studies), "Class Absence: A Critical Look at the `School to Prison Pipeline? Narrative," 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Alden 319

Friday, Nov. 3 - Bernadette Hanlon (City and Regional Planning, Ohio State University), "Is Suburban Poverty Unique? Comparing Urban and Suburban Poverty in the United States," 3-4 p.m. at Alden 318