Monthly Archives: September 2012

Are Global Cities Important?

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about mayors going global, attracting foreign investment for their cities without waiting for federal dollars to trickle down. It got me thinking about an idea a lot of people have: that cities are … Continue reading

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Claymation for change

When I was in Mexico City this summer I spent a day in a neighborhood called Iztapalapa. This is the quintessentially poor area of the city. A friend was helping with a project some students from UAM Iztapalapa were working … Continue reading

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Dealing with Isaac

I mentioned in an earlier post that the American Political Science Association was thinking about canceling our annual meeting because Hurricane Isaac was predicted to land in New Orleans. In fact the meeting was canceled (although Mark Purdon organized a … Continue reading

Posted in Disasters, Flooding, Risk, Water | 3 Comments