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Part 3 - Tipping Points in Urban Change: Modern Perspectives on Agents of Urbanization

Thursday March 25, 2010 Roundtable Discussion Discussant: Robert H. Kargon, Ph.D., Willis K. Shepard Professor of the History of Science, The Johns Hopkins University Roundtable Panel Members, Marixa Lasso, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Latin American History, Case Western Reserve University; Robert Fishman, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Peter G. Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University Distinguished Service Professor, at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University Case Western Reserve University This symposium considered the similarities and differences in the histories of urban modernization in cities during the late 19th through the early 21st century—with a look at global cities now under construction or in the planning stages. The particular focus was on the composition of elites, local versus international economic and political agendas, and the science and technologies involved. Papers assessed contemporary developments in Seoul and the urban-centered and industrial-based City of Detroit in the 1920s-1960s.
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