The Wilson Center and Urban Studies
April 08, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
“Safe + Smart Cities” will highlight policies and practices that integrate new smart city technologies and planning concepts with efforts to make urban areas more resilient to natural and man-made disaster. more
Mar 10, 2014
A new study of one of Pakistan's most significant--yet unaddressed--challenges. more
A new study of one of Pakistan's most significant--yet unaddressed--challenges.
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.
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.
Arlington, VA and Markham Ontario aren’t just ‘celebrating’ diversity, they’re using policy to plan it.
April 08, 2014 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
“Safe + Smart Cities” will highlight policies and practices that integrate new smart city technologies and planning concepts with efforts to make urban areas more resilient to natural and man-made disaster.
February 18, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
“Sexual violence plays a special role as a form of violence and as a form of terror and torture,” said Alison Brysk, a Wilson Center fellow and Mellichamp chair of global governance at the University of California Santa Barbara. Yet the connections between gender-based violence and urbanization – observed in Kenya, India, and countries around the world – are not widely recognized.
March 04, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Gabor Demszky served as Mayor of Budapest between 1990 and 2010, being re-elected five times. As the longest serving mayor of a major European capital in recent decades, Demszky will draw from experience bringing the management of Budapest into a liberal, capitalist world to consider how cities handle uncertainties in budgetary planning.
Aun Rahman, the former Pakistan country director at Acumen Fund, a social venture capital firm, considers how private-sector-driven entrepreneurial approaches can be used to assist the urban poor.
Nadeem Ul Haque, a former deputy chairman of the Pakistani government’s Planning Commission, discusses what must be done to make Pakistan’s cities a better force for economic growth and development.
Murtaza Haider, an associate dean at Ryerson University in Toronto, examines how Pakistan can overcome its considerable urban transport challenges.
David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, joins us for a look at his book, “Cities without Suburbs.” Blair Ruble joins the discussion. Christopher Wilson discusses the newly released “The State of the Border Report."
The security challenge drug cartels pose to both Mexico and the United States is deadlier than most Americans realize, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. It is time we as a country recognized our contributions to our southern neighbor's security challenges and in cooperation with Mexico jointly address them.
Minister for Planning, Development, and Reforms, Government of Pakistan
Allison Garland is program associate for the Wilson Center's Urban Sustainability Laboratory. She served previously as senior program associate in the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, where she worked from 1993-2000. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Garland worked for the American...
Professor of Political Science, University of Western Ontario