October 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) at Trinity College. Since its official launch in October 2007, CUGS has played a major role in developing and connecting urban and global initiatives and activities on campus, in Hartford, and around the world. In this special issue of The Urban Planet, we are proud to celebrate CUGS’ steady growth and its wide-ranging work to facilitate Trinity’s educational mission locally and globally. To give a statistical summary of our work, over the past decade we have hosted 15 visiting scholars from nine countries, taken over 150 Trinity students on the River Cities summer program to Asia, organized about 80 faculty lectures and student presentations in our Global Vantage Point Lecture Series, supported over 50 Trinity students’ research in Hartford and international cities, and graduated over 150 graduates from the Cities Gateway Program. We played the key role in developing and growing the Urban Studies pro- gram and have produced nearly 50 majors so far.. We have organized and co-sponsored eight conferences and symposia, published books and articles based on collaborative research between Trinity faculty and students and outside scholars, and contributed intellectually, financially, and logistically to a variety of organizations, activities, and events in the Hartford commu- nity. Trinfo.Cafe, affiliated with CUGS, has averaged 18,000 visits from the community and neighborhoods per year over the last 10 years. These fig- ures aside, this special issue features the reports and reflections by a variety of Trinity students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as our local communi- ty partners about their experiences and interactions with CUGS. We thank all the people and organizations on and off campus who have supported us, worked with us, and contributed to our growth and sustainability.
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