Conversations on Europe: "European Cities in the 21st Century"

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Green Library Resources Center - GL 156

Conversations On Europe connects top experts from around the United States and Europe to discuss contemporary issues facing Europe and the Transatlantic relationship. Using both personal and institutional videoconference technology, panelists take questions and interact with audiences at the University of Pittsburgh and at remote sites in the US and Europe.

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Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | GL 156 Conversations on Europe: "European Cities in the 21st Century"

For this installment, we will discuss some of the issues facing city developers, city leaders, and the residents of European cities. How are European cities employing strategies for resiliency in the face of climate change? What are the considerations in governance of education and housing to promote social justice? How is technology being employed to create Smart cities with better transportation networks and energy grids? And how have European cities built networks within the European Union to share best practices and fund urban redevelopment?

Moderator: Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh


  • Katrina Kelly, Center for Energy, University of Pittsburgh
  • Alistair Cole, Sciences Po Lyon
  • Marco Bontje, University of Amsterdam
  • Ali Madanipour, Newcastle University