Powerpoint presentations: February 7, 2008

1. Global urban and rural growth: Global-urban-Feb7-2008.ppt

2. Irregular Settlement Eviction Process: Desalojo machine.ppt

3. Colonia Ecologica Productiva: CEP-Feb7-2008.ppt


Noteworthy News

1. Mystery ailment strikes honeybees, By GENARO C. ARMAS, Associated Press Writer
Sun Feb 11, 6:12 PM ET


State of the World's Cities 2004/5 Globalization and Urban Culture
This UN-HABITAT publication charts the progress and the challenges we face in our rapidly urbanising world. Selected pdf files we mentioned in class are linked below:

  • Introduction by Executive Director of UN-HABITAT (pdf)
  • General Overview (pdf)
  • Cities and Globalization: A Race to the Bottom? (pdf)
  • Trading on Culture: Planning the 21st Century City (pdf)

World Urban Forum 2004 13-17 September 2004, Barcelona, Spain
Main Web site: http://www.unhabitat.org/wuf/2004/

The UN Millennium Declaration and its Goals

The Millennium Declaration was adopted by Member States of the United Nations in September 2000 (pdf file). It contains eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ranging from eradicating extreme poverty to combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. The MDGs detail out 18 specific development targets, each of which has a target figure, a time frame, and indicators designed to monitor the extent to which the target has been achieved.

Inter-Regional Conference on Urban-Rural Linkages
1-4 October, 2004, United Nations Office, Nairobi, Kenya

It is now widely recognized that there exists an economic, social and environmental interdependence between rural and urban areas and a need for balanced and mutually supportive approach to development of both ends of the continuum. The discrete consideration of rural development as completely distinct from urban development is therefore no longer valid. A new approach, contemporaneously referred to as the “rural-urban linkage development perspective” has become the more accepted approach.

Urban-Rural Linkages: An annotated bibliography 1994-2004




The Habitat Agenda
Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements

Journey to Planet Earth Series/ Urban Explosion
(Mexico City, Shanghai, New York)

World Bank Urban Research Symposium 2002

California Metropatterns
San Diego: http://www.metroresearch.org/maps/region_maps/SD_TEXT.pdf

Valuation of ecosystem services

The value of the world’s ecosystem services and natural capital
Robert Costanza, et al. (1997)

Calculate your ecological footprint

This section of the report provides an introduction to the conceptual basis of the Ecological
Footprint™ Index (Ecological Footprint, or Footprint, hereafter) and summarizes the
major findings of the National Ecological Footprint Accounts in 2000, the most recent year
for which data are available. The key findings of the National Footprint Accounts at the turn
of the Millennium were that:

  • Humanity’s total Ecological Footprint increased to 13.2 billion global hectares, growing
    by 147 million global hectares between 1999 and 2000;
  • The per capita global Ecological Footprint continued its twenty year decline; and
  • The United States became the nation with the largest per capita Ecological Footprint
    on the planet.

World Development Report 2003: Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World Transforming Institutions, Growth, and Quality of Life (A copublication of the World Bank and Oxford University Press) http://www.dynamicsustainabledevelopment.org/showsection.php
Chapter 6: Getting the Best from Cities Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World:

World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and power

Environmental Governance

Journal of World-Systems Research Volume 5, Number 2
(Special Issue on Globalization, 1999 edited by Susan Manning)
Susan Manning Introduction/ Leslie Sklair Competing Conceptions of Globalization /Volker Bornschier The Civilizational Project and Its Discontents: Toward a Viable Global Market Society? / Christopher Chase-Dunn Globalization: A World-Systems Perspective/ Giovanni Arrighi The Global Market/ Gernot Köhler Global Keynesianism and Beyond / John Markoff Globalization and the Future of Democracy / John Urry Globalisation and Citizenship/ Ranveig Gissinger & Nils Petter Gleditsch Globalization and Conflict: Welfare, Distribution, and Political Unrest/ Valentine M. Moghadam Gender and Globalization: Female Labor and Women's Mobilization/ Jonathan Friedman Indigenous Struggles and the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Patrick Bond Global Economic Crisis: A View from South Africa .

Planning pedagogy and globalization: A content analysis of syllabi
by Keith Pezzoli and Deborah Howe (Spring 2001)
Published in a Special Issue on Globalization and Planning of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 20 , No. 3

Global mega-trends including economic restructuring, migration, and environmental degradation have profoundly transformed planning practice; this reality needs to be reflected in planning education. To this end, a content analysis of 69 planning syllabi was conducted to identify how and to what extent global themes are being included. The analysis highlighted the interdisciplinary nature of globalized planning pedagogy and the greater emphasis on planning theory and history and economic development. The courses were clustered according to common themes and these are discussed as they relate to planning practice. Noteworthy pedagogical approaches are highlighted. Course descriptions and required texts are provided in more detail on a World Wide Web Site.

Click here for a bibliography of all the texts listed as required in courses with full emphasis on globalization: List of Required Texts.

Click here for a brief description of the courses used in the content analysis (numbers ascribed to the syllabi corespond to numbers used in the article).
List of Syllabi, including a one paragraph description, and author information

Global City-Regions and other links

Global City-Regions Conference in Los Angeles on October 21 - 23, 1999.

See Peter Marcuse's bibliography on globalization <click here>

City-Region Research and Performance indicators available on-line

Integrating Cities and Regions: North America Faces Globalization James W. Wilkie and Clint E. Smith (1999) (eds.) http://www.netside.net/mexworld/Issue5/

State of the Region: Performance Indicators for the Buffalo-Niagara Region in the 21st Century, Institute for Local Governance and Regional Growth. Project Directors: Kathryn Foster and Barry B. Boyer (2000) http://regional-institute.buffalo.edu

City Region 2020: Integrated Planning for a Sustainable Environment Joe Ravetz (2000) http://www.earthscan.co.uk/asp/bookdetails.asp?key=2042

World Planning Schools Congress, Shanghai, China, July 11-15, 2001

Based on the highly successful experience of ACSP-AESOP Joint International Congresses in 1991 and 1996, four regional associations of planning schools, namely ACSP, AESOP, APSA and ANZAPS, have decided to jointly organize a World Planning Schools Congress in 2001, to mark the beginning of the new century and the new millenium. As such, a broad theme of " Planning for Cities in the 21 Century : Opportunities and Challenges" has been adopted to cover a wide range of topics which will be faced by planning educators and the profession in the coming era.

The World-Systems Electronic Conferencing Network

WSN is an electronic conferencing network and information source for scholars and researchers who are studying world-systems. The purpose of WSN is to facilitate the sharing of information about research, data, publications, announcements, meetings, syllabi, commentary, book reviews, scuttlebut and etc. WSN is part of CSF, Communications for a Sustainable Future, a collection of progressive electronic networks and archives at the University of Colorado-Boulder. WSN is linked with the World-Systems Archive. The World-Systems Archive contains valuable information for scholars engaged in research on world-systems. Working papers, bibliographies, announcements and many other kinds of information are available. In addition all the conversations and announcements that are posted on WSN are saved in the Mail Archive.