UPSA is pleased to introduce In the Field, a four-part series where current students share their field experiences in urban planning and policy throughout the United States and around the world. In the Field is a chance to explore complex urban challenges, unique personal experiences, and innovative approaches through the lens of our fellow students.
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Featured presentations for this week:
Nicolas Galarza (MUP ’13) | Bogota Change
How do we measure the impacts of Bogota’s exponential growth of the 1990′s and how did it shape the city’s current urban core? Second-year MUP student Nicolas Galarza will present a summary of statistics that begin to summon those impacts, accompanied by video clips of Bogota Change by the Russian director Vladimir Zlokazov. Nicolas will also share his own experience of living in Colombia’s largest city and his recent one-on-one interview with it’s prolific former mayor – Enrique Penalosa.
Thea Garon (MUP ’13) | Inside the Beltway
What is the government’s role in protecting Americans against harmful and predatory financial products? Second year MUP Student Thea Garon will speak about her summer experience working for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – of the newest agencies within the U.S. Government created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. She will introduce the core functions of the new government agency and discuss some of the Bureau’s achievements and challenges in the first year of its existence.
Wine and snacks will be provided.
In the Field Student Experience Series – Part I
When: Friday October 19 from 4pm to 5:30pmWhere: Mulberry Conference Room (3rd Floor of Puck Building)RSVP Requested: RSVP here