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Rethinking Urbanization and Sustainability: Lessons from China and India

Karen Seto

  • Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Over the next two decades, the combined urban population in China and India will grow by more than 700 million. During this same period, China will create at least 30 new cities of 1 million; India is expected to add 26 cities of this size. Is urbanization of this scale a problem or solution for sustainability? This talk will compare the drivers and patterns of urbanization in these two countries and discusses sustainability challenges and opportunities.

Seto studies the human transformation of land and the links between urbanization, global change, and sustainability. Before joining Yale, she was on the faculty of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University for 8 years.

Free parking is available north of the building, and SkySong is also accessible by Valley Metro (bus 72) from the Tempe Transit Center.

Friday, January 13, 2012
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.