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PRESS RELEASE: THE HARVARD MELLON URBAN INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES 29 GRANTS TO ADVANCE STUDENT RESEARCH IN URBAN STUDIES

March 15, 2021

PRESS RELEASE  3/15/21
THE HARVARD MELLON URBAN INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES 29 GRANTS TO ADVANCE STUDENT RESEARCH IN URBAN STUDIES


For further information, contact: Andrea Davies at andreadavies@fas.harvard.edu 


The Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative is pleased to announce the award of 29 grants for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and fellows through Harvard to pursue urban-focused research projects...

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HMUI CO-DIRECTOR EVE BLAU PUBLISHES new article “Pedagogy and Politics: Making Place and Learning from Las Vegas,” in Eyes that Saw

October 20, 2020

HMUI Co-director Eve Blau publishes new article “Pedagogy and Politics: Making Place and Learning from Las Vegas,” in Eyes that Saw, Stanislaus von Moos and Martino Stierli, editors. Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2020.

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FUNDING FOR URBAN RESEARCH GRANTS AVAILABLE

October 19, 2020

FUNDING FOR URBAN RESEARCH GRANTS AVAILABLE

DEADLINE: January 4, 2021

The Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative (HMUI) invites applications for grants to support research projects with an urban focus, ideally with an interdisciplinary approach. Projects might include but are not limited to such issues as inequality, diversity, and climate change. We seek proposals in three broad areas:

1. development of course-related materials

2. research in...

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HMUI CO-DIRECTOR EVE BLAU PUBLISHES “Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative,” in Ways of Knowing Cities

December 1, 2019

HMUI Co-Director Eve Blau publishes article on the Urban Intermedia project:  “Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative,” in Ways of Knowing Cities, Laura Kurgan and Dare Brawley, editors, New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City (CBAC), 2019, pp. 207-235. 

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Past Events

2021 Feb 10

Urban Power: Democracy and Inequality in São Paulo and Johannesburg

12:00pm to 1:20pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_awuAEUoxSkGxbD9Ml2XCAg

This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speaker: Ben Bradlow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Harvard University
Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies
Discussant: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

The divergent trajectories of São Paulo and Johannesburg’s distribution of...

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2021 Apr 07

Popular Participation and the Making of Brazil's 1988 Constitution

12:00pm to 1:20pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yZsMxVMEQi6nkjGS6R_-mg

SpeakerDan McDonald, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University; Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative Research Fellow
Discussant: Victoria Langland, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures

Brazilian citizens submitted 122 emendas populares or “popular amendments” to...

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