Research to Practice: Building Scholarship Critical to Building a Sustainable Urban Future
Monday, February 24, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A HUD-Sponsored World Urban Forum Pre-Dialogue Session
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room | 9:30am – 11:30am
Please join the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign, and Next City for an interactive discussion on the role research plays in understanding present challenges of urban development and in developing on the ground innovations for urban resilience and equity. This discussion, along with four other session on urban innovations set to take place around the country in the coming weeks, will help prepare the U.S. delegation to the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia,
Speakers include Ana Marie Argilagos, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Eugenie Birch, Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education, City and Regional Planning, PennDesign; Shahana Chattaraj, former postdoctoral fellow, Penn’s Lauder Institute; Yamina Djacta, Officer in Charge, New York Office, UN-Habitat; Maureen George, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Health, PennNursing; David Gouverneur, Associate Professor of Practice, Landscape Architecture, PennDesign; Albert Han, Doctoral Candidate, City and Regional Planning, PennDesign; Mark Alan Hughes, Professor of Practice, City and Regional Planning, PennDesign; Devesh Kapur, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India; Neelanjan Sircar, Visiting Dissertation Research Fellow, Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India; Harris Steinberg, Executive Director, Penn Praxis; and Richard Voith, President and Principal, Econsult Solutions. Moderated by Susan Wachter, Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management, Professor of Real Estate and Finance, The Wharton School.
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, registration required.
ALSO AT PENN: Colombia: Transformed exhibit at PennDesign is on view through February 17, 2014. Colombia: Transformed traces significant new projects that exemplify innovative architectural forms and spaces while serving as conduits for social inclusion. For more information visit: http://www.design.upenn.edu/calendar/colombia-transformed-exhibition