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Urban Planning Graduate Certificate posted by Gabby Nelson

TRINITY LAUNCHES GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN URBAN PLANNING

The graduate studies program at Trinity College, in partnership with the urban studies program, masters in public policy program, and Center for Urban and Global Studies, will launch a graduate certificate in urban planning for the fall 2020 semester. This program will be the first graduate program in urban planning in Connecticut. In a field where a graduate degree has become the professional standard, the lack of a graduate planning program is hurting the state’s ability to recruit qualified planning professionals. The new certificate at urban planning is a step toward educating planning professionals in Connecticut.

From the CUGS Director posted by Yipeng Shen

WINTER 2019 NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

CUGS has been a busy place this Fall. It is going to be even busier in Spring 2020! The Cities Program and Global Vantage Point Lecture Series have brought a lot of energy to 70 Vernon Street.

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China posted by Gabby Nelson

CHINA SUMMER 2020: A TALE OF TWO CITY-REGIONS

The Center for Urban and Global Studies will run its field course in China for the 12th year in June 2020. This year’s trip will focus on “A Tale of Two Global City-Regions: Immigration and Innovation in Greater Shanghai and Shenzhen.” Students will earn 1.0 credits enrolled in URST/INTS 313.

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Global Vantage Point Lectures posted by Hannah Ward

GVP LECTURE REVIEW: “BREAKING THE BORDER: EXPERIENCES OF KURDS IN THE MIDDLE EAST” DR. SAVAŞ ERGÜL, VISITING SCHOLAR, CENTER FOR URBAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES

Our final GVPS Lecture of this semester’s series saw Dr. Savaş Ergül present Breaking the Border: Experiences of Kurds in the Middle East. Situating the history of Kurdish people, Ergül demonstrated the lived experiences of Kurdish people throughout Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Global Vantage Point Lectures posted by Tanzanikia Taylor

GLOBAL VANTAGE POINT LECTURE SERIES: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE HISTORIC JAPANESE AND OTHER ASIAN MIGRATION TO THE HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO

Trinity sophomore Emma Schneck’s Global Vantage Point Lecture, A Comparative Analysis of the Historic Japanese and other Asian Migration to the Hawaiian Archipelago, investigated the political and economic factors that spearheaded Hawaii into a heterogeneous state. Schneck received a Tanaka grant through CUGS to complete her research during summer 2018.

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Global Vantage Point Lectures posted by Hannah Ward

GLOBAL VANTAGE POINT LECTURE SERIES: THE GENDERED EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

Dr. McOmber’s Global Vantage Point Lecture, How Understanding the Gendered Effects of Climate Change in the Global South can Help to Build a Climate Resilient Future, examined the gendered impacts of climate change in the context of communities of the Global South. Dr. McOmber explored four key dimensions of the way in which climate change is changing the gendered roles and the ways in which people adapt. Whilst Dr. McOmber interrogated Transformation and Adaptation and Resilience, her focus on Vulnerability and Development Intervention was particularly thought provoking.

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Urban Studies posted by Gabby Nelson

THE CITIES PROGRAM TAKES A TOUR OF HARTFORD

On Saturday, September 7, the new cohort of the Cities Program (class of 2023) took a tour of Hartford. The group first stopped at Colt Park, where Prof. Myers led the students on a walking tour of the park, highlighting a site on Wawarme Ave that is believed to have been visited by the spirit of the Virgin Mary as an example of the tension between the City’s intended purpose for the roadside site and the cultural and spiritual importance of the site to some of the residents of Hartford. After walking past the revitalizing factory, the group returned to the bus to head to downtown.

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Senior Spotlight posted by Gabby Nelson

SENIOR SPOTLIGHTS

We have some stellar students in our programs. Here we introduce a few of our graduating superstars.