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2016-2017 LARC Ideas Group:

Development of Urbanism in Prehispanic Latin America

This interdisciplinary group will explore the path to urbanism in Latin America, particularly in tropical regions, and how it was distinct from that in other parts of the world, and remains poorly understood. Topics that will be covered by the group are diverse and include the range of urban forms present in Prehispanic Latin America, urban governance, urban-rural relationships, population diversity, social inequality, resource exploitation, environmental impact of increased urbanism, and inter and intra-city economic networks, among others. For more information on this working group, please email

Upcoming Workshop on Urbanism: Lecture with Dr. Linda Peake, Director of the City Institute at York University. Wednesday April 12 2-3:30pm, ICT 122.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 


The LARC Ideas Group is an initiative that encourages collaborative innovation by offering a group from different disciplines the opportunity to explore and develop new ideas. A group must be convened by at least two individuals from different departments, and must agree to meet at least five times during the academic year.  Membership should be open to both students and faculty, and initial meetings should be publicized to attract diverse participants. A LARC Ideas Group can develop new ideas, share works in progress, experiment with diverse research or pursue a common project (including preparing grant applications).

 For further information, contact LARC Director Pablo Policzer (

Friday, September 30, 2016