Urban Studies Publications

Pakistan's Urbanization: Enabling Entrepreneurial Innovations to Serve Pakistan's Urban Poor

Feb 14, 2014
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. more

Pakistan's Urbanization: Achieving Progress, Growth, and Development Through Urban Renewal

Feb 10, 2014
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. more

Pakistan's Urbanization-Urban Transport Planning: Moving People and the Economy

Jan 27, 2014
Murtaza Haider, an associate dean at Ryerson University in Toronto, examines how Pakistan can overcome its considerable urban transport challenges. more

Pakistan's Urbanization: Housing for the Low-Income

Jan 14, 2014
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. more

Innovation in Urban Development: Incremental Housing, Big Data, and Gender

Nov 18, 2013
Innovation in Urban Development outlines new ideas for coping with rapid urban growth in three key policy areas: incremental housing approaches, big data for smarter urban development, and gender and urban development. more

Cities without Suburbs: A Census 2010 Perspective by David Rusk

Cities without Suburbs: A Census 2010 Perspective

Jul 26, 2013
Cities without Suburbs, first published in 1993, has influenced analysis of America’s cities by city planners, scholars, and citizens alike. David Rusk, the former mayor of Albuquerque, argues that America must end the isolation of the central city from the suburbs if it is to solve its urban problems. more

瓶颈:全球水源—粮食—能源危机的最前线

Jun 07, 2013
淡水资源短缺,粮食供给波动,能源需求剧增,这三大趋势的碰撞正在扰乱世界各地的经济发展、政府运作及环境健康。与粮食、能源不同,水资源难以再生。人为的浪费、污染及管理不当本已造成水资源的短缺,因气候变化而加剧的旱涝灾害使得粮食和能源的瓶颈变得更为迫切。 复杂的挑战需要全面的分析与创新的对策。威尔逊中心与蓝圈的研究团队正在中国、澳大利亚、美国、印度及其他全球前沿报道水源—粮食—能源的危机。我们最先报道了煤炭行业消耗中国20%的珍贵水资源。 more

Introducing Global Choke Point

Jun 07, 2013
The Woodrow Wilson Center and Circle Blue’s Choke Point work goes global. In November 2010, the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum and Circle of Blue launched the Choke Point: China research and reporting initiative. The partners subsequently produced a rich collection of stories, photos and infographics that examined how energy development is impacting China’s vulnerable water resources and food production. In the next phase of Choke Point: China, CEF has created a team of U.S. and Chinese water and energy experts to hold dialogues in Beijing in August 2013 to discuss possible solutions to China’s growing water-food-energy confrontations and opportunities for US-China cooperation. more

Housing for the Masses (1981)

Apr 26, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #149, 1981. PDF 25 pages. more

 Communism on Tomorrow Street: Mass Housing and Everyday Life after Stalin by Steven E. Harris

Communism on Tomorrow Street: Mass Housing and Everyday Life after Stalin

Apr 24, 2013
Communism on Tomorrow Street examines how, beginning under Khrushchev in 1953, a generation of Soviet citizens moved from overcrowded communal dwellings to modern single-family apartments, later dubbed khrushchevka. Arguing that moving to a separate apartment allowed ordinary urban dwellers to experience Khrushchev’s thaw, Steven E. Harris fundamentally shifts interpretation of the period. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.