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Innovation in Urban Development: Incremental Housing Approaches and Big Data for Smarter Cities

November 14, 2013 // 1:25pm4:00pm
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Over the next two decades the number of city dwellers will soar to nearly five billion, 60 percent of the world’s population. Virtually all of this urban growth will occur in cities of the developing world, overwhelming ecosystems and placing tremendous pressure on the capacity of local governments to provide necessary infrastructure and services. The profound demographic and economic transformations brought by urbanization are reshaping the world and how it works, demanding research, policies and practice that reflect a new urban reality.
Recognizing the need to strengthen the ties between urban policymaking and new scholarly work on urban development, and to disseminate evidence-based research on urban programming, the Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID, the International Housing Coalition, the World Bank and Cities Alliance have teamed together to cosponsor the fourth annual “Reducing Urban Poverty” paper competition for advanced graduate students.  Winning authors of the 2013 paper competition will present their solutions-oriented research, with commentary offered by experienced professionals working in the urban sector.  

Location: 
5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Speakers List: 
  • Lead Urban Specialist, Land and Housing, Urban Development and Resilience Unit, The World Bank
  • Masters of Architecture candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • PhD candidate, Sustainable Energy Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science in Architecture Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Senior Specialist in Urban Development, Inter-American Development Bank
  • PhD candidate, LATTS, Université Paris-Est, and Research Associate, Instituto Francés de Estudios Andinos, Lima
  • Master of Technology in Infrastructure Engineering and Management, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad
  • Lead, Emerging Markets Funding (EMF) Group, IBM Public Sector
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Experts & Staff

  • Blair A. Ruble // Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute
  • Allison Garland // Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
  • Thea Cooke // Program Assistant
  • Gabor Demszky // Global Fellow

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