The workshop summarized in this report represents an attempt to initiate an international conversation about those issues that lie at the heart of the urban governance conundrum. The challenges confronting the world's cities are staggering; population growth rates have reached unprecedented rates, the numbers of urban poor continue to grow, and environmental dangers persist. Yet, participants agreed that the inventiveness and energy of urban residents and managers provide grounds for hope.
Paper contribution to the April 2011 seminar on post-disaster community engagement.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1999. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Series; 22). PDF: 126KB/23 pages
Revitalizing Community: Externalizing for Linkage and Internalizing for Resilience and Sustainability - Reflecting on UN-HABITAT's Experience
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1995. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Paper Series; 5)
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
This report draws from the dialogue and seminar papers shared at a January 2010 meeting co-hosted by the Wilson Center and the Fetzer Institute to explore the affect of globalization on natural resource issues such as water on local, national, and international levels. Examining the effect of environmental peacebuilding on communities, the discussion explored how governments, NGOs, the private sector, and other interested parties can generate positive outcomes while minimizing negative ones.
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.
Semi-finalist paper contribution to the second annual academic paper competition co-sponsored by the Wilson Center's Comparative Urban Studies Project, USAID's Urban Programs Team, the International Housing Coalition, Cities Alliance, and the World Bank.