This week's show was the third in a four-part series of two-hour special programs on the international conference "Global Health — A Bridge to the Future" that was held at Boston University last month.
The 4-day conference, presented by The Global Health Initiative and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future at Boston University, approached the issue of global health from four thematic areas: creativity, identity, urbanization, and institutions.
This show featured excerpts from the session on "urbanization." The presenters were Mark Montgomery, Senior Associate at the Population Council; Farouk Al Baz, Research Professor at Boston University and Director of the Center for Remote Sensing; and Burt Singer, Professor of Economics and Statistics at Princeton University. The discussants included Florence Baingana, Former Mental Health Specialist at the World Bank; Cutler Cleveland, Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and Professor of Geography at Boston University; and Tom Cunes, Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for Ecologic and Conservation Biology at Boston University. The moderator for the event was Jonathon Simon, Director of the Center for International Health and Development at the Boston University School of Public Health.
This program aired on December 4, 2005.