Penn sends largest ever delegation to UN climate conference
At COP 25, representatives from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Perry World House, Penn IUR, and elsewhere discuss global climate challenges.
Contest fosters local solutions to global sustainability challenges
SoleProvider won the Sustainable Solutions competition created by rising senior Richard Ling. The automated texting system offers Philadelphia’s homeless a simple way to request a particular need and for users to fulfill it.
New fellowship offers undergrads unfiltered, frank access to city leaders
Through the program, offered by the Penn Institute for Urban Research, 14 students will meet with a former Philadelphia mayor, Philly’s current director of planning and development, and more.
Philly as lab, classroom, and collaborator
Philadelphia’s rich history and forward momentum make it ripe for scientific inquiry for a number of Penn schools and departments, from urban and population studies to medicine and anthropology.
Telling the stories of urban life, one book at a time
The “City in the Twenty-First Century” series has published more than three dozen books, aimed at showcasing a breadth of experiences about the urban condition.
Three centers share Penn expertise at UN forum on urban issues
Representatives from the Penn Institute for Urban Research, Perry World House, and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will be on hand to showcase the University’s breadth and depth on urban issues.
Penn IUR, Perry World House Announce Photo Contest on Urbanization and Migration
The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR), in collaboration with Perry World House (PWH), is pleased to announce its annual photo contest. This year’s theme focuses on the topic of urbanization and migration.
Penn IUR Fellow, Design Professor Wins International Best Paper Award
The University of Pennsylvania’s Megan S. Ryerson, of the School of Design, has received the Transportation Research Board’s 2016 Fred Burggraf Award.
Penn IUR to Participate in United Nations Conference on Sustainable Urbanization
The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) will participate in Habitat III, the United Nations premier conference addressing sustainable urban development, to be held in Quito, Ecuador on October 17-20, 2016.
Penn IUR: Populations Bouncing Back Thanks to Urban ‘Reinvention’
A new white paper just released by the Penn Institute for Urban Research, or Penn IUR, finds that after decades of urban decline, U.S. cities are growing again thanks in large part to their transition from an industrial-based economy to a knowledge-based economy.