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Transportation Club meeting

"South Sound Economy"
May 14, 2018
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2016 Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

"(Not) Hating Growth.  If done right, growth will let this region grow gracefully."  Forterra President, Gene Duvernoy. 

April 7, 2016 @ 5:30pm, Jane Russell Commons, UW Tacoma.

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American Institute of Architects (AIA) Meeting

"Historic Factors Shaping Housing in Seattle"
April 25, 2016
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2016 Economic Development Board of Tacoma-Pierce County Annual Meeting

"Rethinking the South Puget Sound Region: Trends and Prospects"
March 2, 2016
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Downtown On the Go Annual Luncheon and Fundraiser

"Facing the Challenges of Urban Transportation"
October 9, 2015
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Immigration and Immigrants: Embracing the American Promise

An event organized by Tacoma Community House. 
October 5, 2015 @ 8:00am, Jane Russell Commons, UW Tacoma.
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June 1, 2015 Presentation, City of Tacoma
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2015 Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

"New Deal Ruins:  Race, Gentrification and the Dismantling of Public Housing in the United States".  Dr. Edward Goetz, Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and co-Director of the University-Metropolitan Consortium

May 12, 2015 @ 6:00pm, Jane Russell Commons, UW Tacoma.

Video of lecture
Video of introduction to lecture

Lecture at Housing Trends for Millenials in Seattle

Urban Land Institute Northwest, April 29, 2015

Lecture by Ali Modarres, Director of Urban Studies - UW Tacoma, at the Housing Trends for Millenials event hosted by the Urban Land Institute Northwest. Presentation Slides

2015 Urban Studies Forum: Jobs and Housing in the South Sound

Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:30am-3:00pm

2014 Urban Studies Public Lecture Series

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:30pm-1:30pm, Lucien Boardroom, UW Tacoma.
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"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.
Lecture Slides