• 26 апреля 2017, среда
  • Москва, ул. Чистопрудный бульвар, 23 стр 1 Библиотека им. Достоевского

Green Cities in the United States and in the Global Environmental Context

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1474 дня назад
26 апреля 2017 c 20:30 до 22:00
Москва
ул. Чистопрудный бульвар, 23 стр 1 Библиотека им. Достоевского

Lecture by David Goldfield organised in partnership with the U.S. Embassy

Almost 80 percent of Americans live in metropolitan areas.  Moving to cities is a worldwide trend.  If we are to react to climate change responsibly and protect the environment for generations to come, cities must play a major role in these efforts. There are already numerous examples of how American cities are responding to the challenges of the environment through a variety of initiatives. Some of these examples build on initiatives begun in the early twentieth century.

Bio:

David Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.  A native of Memphis, he grew up in Brooklyn and attended the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of sixteen books including two, Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers (1982) and Black, White, and Southern (1991), nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history. Goldfield is also the Editor of the Journal of Urban History, and serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, an Academic Specialist for the U.S. State Department, and as an expert witness in voting rights cases.  He is Past President of the Southern Historical Association (2012-2013).

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