Penn IUR Hosts Dialogue: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future


WHAT: “Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future,” a discussion hosted by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and HUD-sponsored dialogue in advance of the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7, will cover the role research plays in understanding the present challenges of urban development and in developing on the ground innovations for urban resilience and equity. The World Urban Forum 7 is set to take place in Medellín, Colombia, April 5-11, 2014.

Hosted by Penn IUR, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign and Next City.

Featured speakers include:

Eugenie Birch, co-director, Penn IUR, and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education, City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design;
Shahana Chattaraj, former postdoctoral fellow, Penn’s Lauder Institute
Yamina Djacta, officer in charge, New York Office, UN-Habitat (invited);
Maureen George, assistant professor, family and community health, Penn School of Nursing;
Ana Marie Argilagos, deputy assistant secretary, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
David Gouverneur, associate professor of practice, landscape architecture, PennDesign; 
Albert Han, doctoral candidate, City and Regional Planning, PennDesign; 
Mark Alan Hughes, professor of practice, city and regional planning, PennDesign;
Devesh Kapur, associate professor of political science and director of Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India;  
Neelanjan Sircar, visiting dissertation research fellow, Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India; 
Harris Steinberg, executive director, Penn Praxis; and 
Richard Voith, president and principal, Econsult Solutions. 
Moderated by Susan Wachter, co-director, Penn IUR, and Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management and professor of real estate and finance, Penn’s Wharton School.

WHEN:Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
9:30-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room
3417 Spruce St.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
DETAILS:This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, registration required.
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