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Did you ever wonder where the concrete in a sidewalk, the asphalt in a highway, the brick in a building, or the glass in a window come from? Join Emeritus Prof. Stephen Marshak to learn more about "Building Stuff" in Part 1 of iSEE's three-part lecture series on "Where Stuff Comes From."
Did you ever wonder where the concrete in a sidewalk, the asphalt in a highway, the brick in a building, or the glass in a window come from? All are derivatives of rocks and sediments, processed in ways that allow the cities of modern society to exist. But use of these materials comes at a cost to the environment, and supplies of some are not sustainable.
Bruno de Macedo Zorek, University of Illinois The Future of São Paulo in the 1950s
In this talk, Sarah Bidgood and Dave Schmerler (UIUC 2012) will highlight different opportunities and approaches to contribute to this process. They will focus in particular on the need for greater diversity, including gender diversity, among experts and practitioners in this field.
In this presentation, Professor Arjun Appadurai will address the recent debates about the rebirth of the nation-state in the era of pandemic disease, and about whether globalization is about to be rolled back or marginalized.