The City Talks

is creating a distinguished lecture series on cities and urban life

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About The City Talks

Are you interested in supporting public dialogues on critical urban issues? We are an interdisciplinary group of urban scholars based at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, who established the Committee for Urban Studies in 2010 to promote the study of cities and to engage the broader public in a dialogue about the prospects and challenges of urban life. In an effort to develop such a dialogue, the committee organizes The City Talks (http://thecitytalks.ca), and each year we select a new set of themes with the general format of the series consisting of one public lecture or panel per month during the academic year at the Legacy Art Gallery in downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. One of the primary ways in which we disseminate The City Talks to a global audience is by posting videos of the talks on our YouTube channel and website, which serve as online repositories that can be accessed by anyone around the world with an internet connection. The overarching vision of The City Talks initiative is to develop a participatory model of public engagement that fosters interdisciplinary dialogue about key urban issues by bridging the gap between university researchers and the public. The year 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of this free public lecture series, so please join us in supporting The City Talks!

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