Carnegie Mellon University

Sheila Foster

Lunch and Learn Featuring Sheila Foster

CMU's Remaking Cities Institute and the Metro21: Smart Cities Institute invite you to a Lunch and Learn with Sheila R. Foster, Professor of Urban Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University, who will discuss her latest book entitled "Co-Cities: Innovative Transitions Toward Just and Self-Sustaining Communities," co-authored with Christian Iaione.

The majority of the world's inhabitants live in cities, but even with the vast wealth and resources these cities generate, their most vulnerable populations live without adequate or affordable housing, safe water, healthy food, and other essentials.  And yet, cities also often harbor the solutions to the inequalities they create, as this book makes clear.  With examples drawn from cities worldwide, Co-Cities outlines practices, laws, and policies that are presently fostering innovation in the provision of urban services, spurring collaborative economies as a driver of local sustainable development, and promoting inclusive and equitable regeneration of blighted urban areas.  

While Sheila R. Foster will join us via Zoom, the CMU community is invited to Margaret Morrison 303 for a lunch and live-stream.  Please register for in-person attendance here.  To attend virtually, please use this Zoom link.  

This lecture is supported by the Steiner Speaker Series of The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.