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The Future of Cities

February 21, 2018

Blair Ruble at World Affairs Council: Conversations That Matter

Global urbanization is one of the most significant megatrends transforming the world today. Blair Ruble, Distinguished Fellow and former Director of the Urban Sustainability Laboratory at the Wilson Center, spoke recently at World Affairs in San Francisco about innovative urban policy, planning and management to address the challenges and opportunities found in an increasingly urbanized world. Gordon Feller, Wilson Center Global Fellow and Founder of Meeting of the Minds, moderated the discussion.

Blair A. Ruble, Wilson Center Distinguished Fellow

Gordon Feller, Wilson Center Global Fellow and Founder, Meeting of the Mind



Blair A. Ruble

Blair A. Ruble

Distinguished Fellow;
Former Wilson Center Vice President for Programs (2014-2017); Director of the Comparative Urban Studies Program/Urban Sustainability Laboratory (1992-2017); Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) and Director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Resilience (2012-2014)
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Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Since 1991, the Urban Sustainability Laboratory has advanced solutions to urban challenges—such as poverty, exclusion, insecurity, and environmental degradation—by promoting evidence-based research to support sustainable, equitable and peaceful cities.  Read more