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Thematic and Special Sessions

Thematic Sessions provide more opportunities to think about “Cities of the Future.” Eighteen of these sessions delve into particular aspects of urban life, such as:
  • AIDS in the City
  • America in the New Century: New Results from the Census
  • Are Cities Ecologically Sustainable?
  • Coming to the City: Globalization, Immigration, and Urban Social Change
  • Disney’s America and the World
  • Neighborhoods and Life Chances
  • Urban Aesthetics: The Visual Cultures of Cities
  • Who Runs Urban America?
Special Sessions feature invited paper presenters or panelists on topics that further investigate the theme of ”Cities of the Future” or focus attention on other timely and important issues. More than 70 sessions address such important issues as:
  • Cities of the 21st Century
  • Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality
  • Sports in the City
  • Policing the City
  • The Future of Rural Life
  • Reconstructing Race in the New Millenium
  • Citizenship and Identity
  • Cyberspace and the City
  • Tourism and Urban Development
  • Humanist Sociology and Global Urbanism
  • Racialized Ways of Seeing
  • Debts and Debtors
  • Hollywood Films and the City
  • The Changing Nature of the University