- Ostromsalen; Gamla Torget 6 in Uppsala
- September 27, 2018
- Thursday, 16:15PM to 17:30PM
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Sustainable urbanisation? The wellbeing and security of migrants in growing cities
Ostromsalen; Gamla Torget 6 in Uppsala
Thursday, 16:15PM to 17:30PM
September 27, 2018
Migration and urbanisation processes are intensifying globally, and especially in low income countries. The integration and wellbeing of new urban populations is central to building safe and sustainable cities and avoid poverty traps for migrant communities. It has been demonstrated globally that low-income populations and discrete ethnic minority groups moving to urban centers often cluster in areas where they are exposed to environmental hazards such as poor air and water quality, flooding or landslides, and also face differential access to services and labor markets.
This lecture seeks to integrate migration theory with emerging insights on multi-dimensional wellbeing and security, drawing on new evidence from observational and exploratory action research in Chattogram, the second largest city in Bangladesh.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) kindly invite you to attend a public lecture with distinguished researcher Neil Adger, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter, UK. He has researched issues of environmental risk, political economy and ecological economics, focusing on climate change adaptation and resilience. He has been a long-term contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, where he led the assessment of Human Security for its Fifth Assessment in 2014, as well as contributing to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and the Lancet Commission on Climate Change and Health. He currently is engaged with migration research in India, Ghana and Bangladesh, and will lead an assessment of the role of migration in transformations to sustainability with an international team from 2019.
The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by an informal reception with snacks and refreshments.
Pre-registration by 18 September is required.
Read more and register at: https://www.picatic.com/SustainableUrbanization.