Other choices include the astrolabe, aqueducts, and the printing press. Low Percentage Thematics include: (mentioned above), (Silk Roads, Gold-Salt trade, OPEC, NAFTA), (Fall of Rome & Soviet Union), (WWI and WWII), and Global problems such as pollution and deforestation. BUT IT REALLY COULD BE ANYTHING!
This essay will argue that the strength of Cohen’s approach to nationhood is in his distinction between cultural and political nationalism that previous work in this field have glossed over and in his leaving room for interp...
Awadhendra Sharan is Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi. Trained as a historian at Delhi University and University of Chicago, USA, Dr. Sharan’s research interests are in the fields of urban and environmental studies. He is the author of In the City, Out of Place: Nuisance, Pollution and Dwelling in Delhi, c.1850-2000 (OUP, India). His current research is focused on Cultures of Waste and Pollution in Colonial India and Urban Infrastructure in Cities of the Global South.
Dr. Roberts was vice-chair of UN-Habitat’s HS-NET Advisory Board which oversaw the production of the 2011 “Cities and Climate Change” Global Report and is a founding member of the Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity for All. She is a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Thematic Group on Sustainable Cities, working towards the establishment of an urban SDG as part of the post-2015 development regime. She was also appointed as a member of the Future Earth Engagement Committee and as thematic policy expert on Africa for UNEP’s GEO6. Dr. Roberts is a fellow of the Watson International Scholars of the Environment Programme and has written widely in the fields of urban open space planning, environmental management and urban climate protection and has received a number of awards for her work.
He is a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), co-chair of its urban thematic group, where he leads a global campaign for an urban Sustainable Development Goal, and a Fellow of the India China Institute at the New School University. Aromar is one of South Asia’s leading experts on global environmental change and Climate adaptation and mitigation. He is a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Assessment Report 5 on Urban Areas and co-PI of a 5-year international multi-million dollar Climate Adaptation research programme that spans India and Africa. He’s on the editorial Boards of the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (Taylor and Francis) and Urban Climate (Elsevier).
Professor Seto’s research is on the human transformation of land and the links between urbanization, global change, and sustainability. A geographer by training, her research integrates remote sensing, field interviews, and modeling methods to study land change and urbanization, forecast urban growth, and examine the environmental consequences of urban expansion. She is an expert in satellite remote sensing analysis and has pioneered methods to reconstruct historical land-use and to develop empirical models to explain and forecast the expansion of urban areas. She is a specialist in contemporary urbanization in China and India, and has more than fifteen years of research experience in Asia.
Urbanisation is a response to a particular moment of 21st century global urbanisation within an increasingly re-arranged world. The drivers and locations of contemporary urbanisation are after a long historical gap, in the ‘Global South’ i.e. the countries of Asia, Africa and South America. This moment poses challenges for which we possess neither effective knowledge nor adequate practice. Urbanisation emerges out of three interconnected responses to this moment.
Jennifer Robinson is Professor of Human Geography at University College London, and Visiting Professor at the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. She has also worked at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, the LSE (London) and the Open University. Her book, Ordinary Cities (Routledge, 2006) developed a post-colonial critique of urban studies, arguing for urban theorising which draws on the experiences of a wider range of cities around the globe. This project has been taken forward in her call to reinvent comparative urbanism for global urban studies in her recent, Cities in a world of cities article in IJURR and Thinking Cities through Elsewhere, in Progress in Human Geography. Current projects include exploring transnational aspects of Johannesburg and London’s policy making processes and collaborative and community-based research comparing governance of large scale urban developments in London, Johannesburg and Shanghai (with Phil Harrison and Fulong Wu). She has also published extensively on the history and contemporary politics of South African cities, including The Power of Apartheid (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996).