To encourage a new generation of urban policymakers and promote early career research, the Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory, Cities Alliance, IHC - Global Coalition for Inclusive Housing and Sustainable Cities, USAID, and the World Bank have teamed together to cosponsor the Reducing Urban Poverty Paper Competition for advanced graduate students. 

This publication marks the 6th year of the annual paper competition. The winning papers included in this volume offer original, solutions-oriented research to assess existing urban policy and practice.