This project by Public Policy Scholar Dean Forbes examines two case studies of American universities branch campuses in Singapore and Adelaide respectively, along with case studies of city-university engagement in Washington DC and New York.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1999. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Series; 21). PDF: 279KB/27 pages
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1995. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Paper Series; 5)
On May 9-10, 2011, the Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project, in partnership with Boise State University, convened over twenty decentralization and local governance specialists to assess nearly three decades of widespread adoption of participatory governance institutions. Authors Brian Wampler and Stephanie McNulty offer case studies, policy recommendations, and a new research agenda that will reshape our understanding of the role participatory institutions can play in improving democracies and public life.
Jorge Wilheim, former Planning Secretary for the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil, describes the importance of establishing links between short and long term projects aimed at poverty reduction.
If forecasts hold, the 21st century will be the urban century—with three-quarters of world population residing in cities by 2050. In this set of interviews, two experts project dramatically distinct scenarios for our swiftly urbanizing planet.