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Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM, Dawn Lucien Boardroom, UW Tacoma

"Behind the Image of Urban Success: Learning from Baltimore and Atlanta", Dr. Heywood Sanders, Professor, Department of Public Affairs, University of Texas, San Antonio

CIVITAS Urban Excursion

Friday, May 23-Monday, May 26, 2014

Civitas, the Urban Studies student organization, is traveling to San Francisco for its annual Urban Excursion this May. For more information and to apply, complete the application on Dawg Den. Log-in using your UW NetID and password. The application closes on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at midnight. Questions? Contact the Civitas officers at


Association of Washington Geographers Spring Meeting

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 9:00am-4:30pm, UW Tacoma. Web page


2014 Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 6:00pm-7:30pm, William W. Philip Hall, UW Tacoma

"The University and the City: Place-based Anchor Institutions and Community Development", David Perry, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). More information available on the Urban Studies Public Lecture Series web site.

View event flyer here.


Urban Studies Visiting Lecture: Grounding Urban Natures

Lecture: Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 12:30pm-1:25pm, PNK 212
Student Session: Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 9:30am-11:00am, Anthem

Henrik Ernstson, Department of History, Stanford University; African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town; KTH Environmental Humanities at the Royal Institute of Technology will speak on "Grounding Urban Natures, Approaching urban political ecologies in a 'world of cities' with lessons from Cape Town". Grounding Urban Natures Flyer.

Please let Professor Lisa Hoffman know if you plan to attend the Student Session at


2014 Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

"Place-based Leadership and the Inclusive City: An International Analysis", Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Carwein Auditorium, UW Tacoma

2014 Urban Studies Forum

"Beyond Urban Branding: The Promise, The Problem, The Potential"

February 20, 2014 @ 8:30am-3:30pm, William W. Philip Hall, UW Tacoma

2014 Urban Studies Forum web page