According to the World Health Organization: One hundred years ago, 2 out of every 10 people lived in an urban area. By 1990, less than 40% of the global population lived in a city, but as of 2010, more than half of all people live in an urban area. By 2030, 6 out of every 10 people will live in a city, and by 2050, this proportion will increase to 7 out of 10 people… Today, the number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year. (http://www.who.int/gho/urban_ health/situation_trends/urban_population_growth_text/en/, 1/10/14) What are the causes and effects, the advantages and disadvantages, of urbanization? How have cities changed through history and how do they differ throughout the world? How has the move to cities affected our social, political, economic, and cultural experiences and expressions?
Guest panelists followed by Q&A
Prof. Joel Sweek, Exploration and Discovery
Prof. Kabir Heimsath, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Prof. Reiko Hillyer, Department of History
The Colloquium Series is free and open to all L&C faculty and students.
Located in Miller 105.