Category: World Urban Forum

At the World Urban Forum

12 April, 2010 (11:11) | AHI news, Global news, Primer, UN Habitat, World Urban Forum |

By: David A. Smith   “And the first question is for you, Karl Marx …”   On March 23-25, 2010, I participated in the fifth World Urban Forum, this one held in an unseasonably steamy Rio de Janeiro.  The three days I spent there were incredibly intense – one cannot rub elbows and shoulders with […]

See you at World Urban Forum 5?

22 March, 2010 (10:17) | Cities, Events, Global news, Housing, Theory, UN Habitat, World Urban Forum |

By: David A. Smith   On Tuesday through Thursday of this week, I’ll be down in Rio de Janeiro(*) as a speaker at the fifth biannual World Urban Forum:   (*) No, I won’t be on the beaches – I’ll come back paler than when I went.     If you’re there, please come see […]