EnviroThursday - "A Convenient Lie? Sustainability in Cities in the Global South Today"

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Thursday Apr 11, 2019
Olin-Rice Science Center 250

Speaker:  Dr. Alvaro Artigas, Research Associate at Sciences Po, Paris, and Professor at IES Abroad Paris

In this presentation, Dr. Alvaro Artigas will discuss the current developments in the research on rising metropolis in the Global South. Recent strategies being deployed in major metropolis in Asia and Latin America, seek to ensure a transition towards a low carbon economy without compromising the prospects of economic and social development. While emerging metropolis have subscribed to relevant medium term goals, they are often far from becoming post-carbon cities, as a result of an endemic lack of coordination within and between local, national governments and relevant city stakeholders. Drawing on research carried out in South East Asia and South America, this presentation will explore the current predicament of city development in contexts of rapid economic growth.

Topics will include the transition towards a cleaner energy mix through the development of new energy sources; the management of hydric resources and their conservation in spite of urban growth; the promotion of new mobilities combining sustainable and soft modes of transportation.

Dr. Artigas holds a PhD in Political Science and Political Economy (summa cum laude) from Sciences Po. His dissertation focused on the territorial distributive consequences of foreign trade policies and business interests interactions of Brazil and Russia. He has master’s degrees from European University at St. Petersburg in Comparative Politics, from Science Po in Political Science and European and Russian Studies and (with honors) and bachelor’s degrees from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Slavic Languages and Culture and from Sciences Po in Political Science and International Relations. His recent work has focused on green growth and development strategies in emerging economies from a comparative perspective, exploring policy transfers of low carbon economy framework programs in Europe, Asia and Latin America

This EnviroThursday is co-sponsored by the Environmental Studies Department and the Center for Study Away.

Refreshments provided.

Contact: Ann Esson,

This event is for: Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Sponsored By: Environmental Studies, Center for Study Away

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