Urban Studies News

Former Scholar Xuefei Ren Explores Urban China In Latest Book

Jul 17, 2014
Ren's book Urban China examines the past trajectories, present conditions, and future prospects of Chinese urbanization, by investigating five key themes - governance, migration, landscape, inequality, and cultural economy.

Burgeoning Growth

Jul 14, 2014
The military offensive under way in North Waziristan has triggered a humanitarian crisis. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced. Many are staying in refugee camps in KP. However, if history is any guide, scores will eventually end up in Pakistani cities.

How Cities Can Foster Tolerance and Acceptance

Jun 23, 2014
"Cities around the world have become agglomerations of ethnicities, religions, classes, and nationalities. Creating socially sustainable cities that can accommodate migrants and their diversity requires policies that nurture shared identity and maintain spaces whose use can be shared by everybody, promoting a pragmatic pluralism and a culture of tolerance," writes Blair Ruble.

Call for Papers: "Городские исследования в России/Urban Studies in Russia"

Jun 18, 2014
Высшая школа урбанистики НИУ ВШЭ готовится к запуску международного рецензируемого ежеквартального журнала "Городские исследования в России/Urban Studies in Russia". На данный момент идёт формирование первого номера журнала.

Pakistan's Runaway Urbanization

Jun 12, 2014
Pakistan is South Asia’s most rapidly urbanizing country. In barely 10 years, nearly 50 percent of its 180 million people will live in cities (a third do today). This new publication discusses the drivers of Pakistan’s urbanization, and examines the country’s major urban challenges.
Xuefei Ren

Former Fellow Xuefei Ren Publishes the Book on Urbanization in China

Mar 28, 2014
Former Wilson Center Fellow and Michigan State sociologist Xuefei Ren recently published the book about urbanization in China that she worked on while with our program in 2011-2012. We are pleased to share the positive review of her Urban China recently appearing in the London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books
Gabor Demszky--Former Mayor of Budapest

Uncertainties and Inequalities: Post-communist transformation of Budapest

Mar 28, 2014
Following the collapse of communist systems in East Europe, cities and nations confronted the task of introducing markets and democratically accountable political systems. In other words, they needed to establish economic and governing mechanisms empowering individuals. They needed, as a popular metaphor of the time expressed the challenge, “to make an aquarium out of fish stew.”

New Policy Brief Series on Pakistan's Rapid Urbanization

Mar 10, 2014
A new study of one of Pakistan's most significant--yet unaddressed--challenges.

Call for Papers: Reducing Urban Poverty

Feb 25, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory in partnership with USAID, International Housing Coalition, World Bank, and Cities Alliance, is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Urban Poverty Paper Competition for graduate students.
Detroit: Planning for a City of the Future

Detroit: Planning for a City of the Future

Feb 24, 2014
On Friday February 21, Detroit’s leaders filed in bankruptcy court the first official plan for moving the city to solvency. While judges were deliberating and lawyers were filing their motions, more than six dozen of the best urban minds joined together to think through the future of one of North America’s most troubled cities.

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