Is Social Entrepreneurship the Key to Ending Poverty?

Social entrepreneurship blurs the boundaries between civil society, the state, and the market. The term embraces a range of activities, organizations, and individuals including non-governmental organizations, commercial enterprises, and entrepreneurs that has significant potential and hope for addressing global poverty. In this Context interview, Oxford University professor and author Paul Collier describes the latest innovations and alternative solutions to meeting international development goals and empowering the poor.

State and Local Approaches to Poverty in Washington, D.C.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1999. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Series; 25). PDF: 99KB/16 pages

Pakistan's Urbanization: Housing for the Low-Income

Tasneem Siddiqui, former chief secretary of the government of Sindh Province, looks at how Pakistan can provide affordable housing to its rapidly growing urban population.

Resilience and How to Build a Healthy Community

Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.

Space and Culture in Washington, DC: A Capital in Search of a City

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1997. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Paper Series; 9). PDF: 106KB/30 pages

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing

Four essays present perspectives on the ideas behind smart cities from New York, Ahmedabad, São Paulo, and Beijing.


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