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New publication co-edited by Princeton-Mellon Initiative’s Bruno Carvalho. Look for related programming at Princeton University later this academic year.
Occupy All Streets: Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro analyzes the implications of mega-projects connected to Rio's transformation for the 2016 Olympic Games. Contributions from literary critics, historians, anthropologists, architects, media theorists, geographers and urban planners tell the story of how these changes to the cityscape have kindled citizens’ hopes and aspirations for their “right to a future” and chronicle the ways in which citizens have contested the futures being imposed on them.
Anticipating the city yet to come, these essays also point to the potential for activism and protest to transform the Olympic legacy into different, more democratic, futures. While focused on Rio, Occupy All Streets offers critical insights for other cities experiencing wide-ranging challenges and facing far-reaching urban reforms. Editors Bruno Carvalho, Princeton University
Mariana Cavalcanti, State University of Rio de Janeiro Vyjayanthi Rao Venuturupalli, Spitzer School of Architecture/City College of New York.
Contributors: Bruno Carvalho, Mariana Cavalcanti with Julia O’Donnell and Lilian Sampaio, Gabriel Duarte with Renata Bertol, Beatriz Jaguaribe with Scott Salmon, Guilherme Lassance, Bryan McCann, Theresa Williamson, and Vyjayanthi Rao Venuturupalli.
For more information, visit Terraform/UR’s website at http://www.urpub.org/books/olympicurbanism#
Douglas S. Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School. Director, Office of Population Research. Director, Program in Population Studies. Director, Program in Urban Studies received the 2016 John Hope Franklin Prize by the Law and Society Association. It is an annual prize that recognizes an exceptional article in the field of Race, Racism, and the Law. The article is entitled "Race, Space, and Cumulative Disadvantage: A Case Study of the Subprime Lending Collapse," and it appears in our May 2015 Issue of Social Problems at http://socpro.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/2/186.
Harold James Urban Studies Associated Faculty member - Appointed Historian at International Monetary Fund - See more at...
Congratulations to Urban Studies senior, Audrey Berdahl-Baldwin has been named a 2016 Marshall Scholar. Berdahl-Baldwin, a history major from St. Paul, Minnesota, plans to complete a master's degree in history at the University of Manchester and for her second year, an M.Sc. in comparative social policy at the University of Oxford. http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S44/82/99M40/index.xml?section=topstories
Congratulations to Azza Cohen, Urban Studies senior, who has been named a George J.Mitchell Scholar to study in Ireland next year. She will pursue a master's in culture and colonialism as part of her interest in becoming a "visual historian." http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S44/84/66K37/